Wreaths Across America

Wreaths Across America 2013 (4)


It is that time of year to start up with Wreaths Across America again. Our fourth annual Wreaths Across America Ceremony will be on Saturday, December 13, 2014, at 10:00AM in the Veteran’s Section of Fairmount Cemetery.

As we have discussed in previous years Wreaths Across America started as The Arlington Wreath project by Morrill Worcester in 1992. He began by donating and laying 5,000 Christmas Wreaths in Arlington National Cemetery. This project wasn’t very well known until 2005 when a photo of the stones adorned with wreaths circulated around the internet.

In 2006 over 150 State and National cemeteries held wreath laying ceremonies in every state, Puerto Rico and 24 Overseas cemeteries. Over 60,000 volunteers participated in laying over 100,000 wreaths on veteran’s graves. In 2013, Wreaths Across America and a national network of volunteers laid over 540,000 memorial wreaths at over 900 locations in the United States and beyond.

Some may ask why Wreaths Across America uses live wreaths to adorn graves instead of plastic ones and it is said that fresh evergreens are a symbol used for centuries to recognize honor and a living tribute annually.

Peacock Funeral Home is starting to take orders for the wreaths from now until November 11, 2014 for anyone that would like to come in and order one for a family member or for anyone that would like to donate a wreath to be placed on any veteran’s grave. We are also offering if any business’ would like to make a donation of $150.00 to go towards the order of 10 wreaths to be placed throughout the Veteran’s Section at Fairmount Cemetery and have their business name mentioned during the wreath laying ceremony to please get in contact with Peacock Funeral Home.

The wreaths cost $15.00 and will be shipped to Peacock Funeral Home. The wreaths are normally ready for pick up the week of the ceremony. We will call all families that purchased a wreath to come by the funeral home and pick theirs up. All checks should be made payable to Peacock Funeral Home.

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