Monday, December 21, 2020

Cape Ann Wreaths Across America

Remembering The Fallen And Honoring Those who Served 

This weekend was the annual Wreaths Across America Ceremony at Beechbrook Cemetery in #Gloucester. A remarkable group of volunteers came together to place 400 wreaths on the graves of our nation's servicemen and women. 

As a component of the national Wreaths Across America Day, we assembled at the veteran's plot at Beechbrook. The area was first cleared of snow to locate all of the graves and to clean them, the Gloucester Sea Cadets - David G. Ouellet Division, who join us each year, provided the ceremony with an honor guard. Wreaths Across America - Official Page, helps local volunteers organize ceremonies in more than 2,100 locations across the United States, at sea, and in other nations. 

This non-profit organization from Maine set out in 1992 with a trailer load of wreaths, decorated by volunteers to lay at the graves of fallen soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery. Our location coordinator Amanda Orlando invites your support and has provided a link to facilitate your donation -