Saturday Observance for Annual Wreaths Across America at Fairmount Cemetery


Wreath Ceremony in 2011

Wreath Ceremony in 2011


10:00 AM Saturday December 14th 2013 at the Fairmount Cemetery, Veteran’s Section will be our 3rd annual Wreaths Across America Day Ceremony. It began as The Arlington Wreath project started by Morrill Worcester in 1992 with the donation and laying of 5000 Christmas wreaths at Arlington National Cemetery. It was relatively obscure until 2005 when a photo of the stones adorned with wreaths and covered in snow circulated around the internet.  The project received National attention. In 2006 over 150 State & National cemeteries held wreath laying ceremonies simultaneously. By 2008 over 300 locations held wreath laying ceremonies in every state, Puerto Rico and 24 overseas cemeteries.  Over 100,000 wreaths were placed on veterans graves. Over 60,000 volunteers participated. Now the opportunity to adorn every hero’s grave has been made available to our community through the efforts of Peacock Funeral Home the exclusive Veterans & Family Memorial Care Provider for Lamar, Colorado.

WAA reaches out to thousands of children each year with the message of Remember, Honor and Teach.  The importance of honoring each fallen serviceman/woman as an individual is stressed. The wreath laying is now held each year on the second Saturday of December and was unanimously voted by the US Congress as “Wreaths Across America™ Day”. By offering sponsorships to the public, Wreaths Across America hopes that one day every veteran’s resting place will be adorned with a wreath for the holiday season.


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