Remember… Honor… Teach. That is the mission of the National “Wreaths Across America” program started at Arlington National Cemetery in 1992. Each year, during the holiday season, wreaths are placed on veterans’ grave sites at more than 1,400 locations across the United States, at sea and abroad.
The Beaufort National Cemetery joined the national Wreaths Across America celebration 13 years ago and will be participating in this year’s ceremony scheduled throughout the country for December 15th at Noon. Everyone is invited to the ceremony and also to help place the wreaths on as many graves as possible.
The wreaths will arrive in Beaufort National Cemetery by 18 wheel trucks and be given police, motorcycle, and military escorts. It is suggested that you make plans to arrive as much as an hour early, as parking is limited.
Mr. David Edwards, the Beaufort Wreaths Across America location coordinator, wants everyone to know that even if you can’t attend the Wreaths Across America Day ceremony on December 15th, you can still honor our military veterans by sponsoring wreaths for $15 each. Individuals or groups can purchase one or more wreaths for the Wreaths Across America Beaufort event by visiting http://www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/ (Be sure to choose the Beaufort National Cemetery donation page). For updates on this year’s ceremony in Beaufort and to connect with the organizers, please visit www.facebook.com/waabeaufortsc/
Wreaths Across America is a nonprofit organization founded to continue and expand the annual wreath laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery begun by Maine businessman, Morrill Worcester, in 1992. It’s mission to Remember, Honor, and Teach, is carried out in part by coordinating wreath laying ceremonies on a specified Saturday in December at Arlington, as well as veterans’ cemeteries and other locations in all 50 states and beyond.