Wreaths Across America is a worldwide tribute to honor and remember the veterans whose sacrifices afford us the freedoms we enjoy on a daily basis. In 2014, Wreaths Across America and its national network of volunteers laid over 700,000 memorial wreaths at 1,000 locations in the United States and beyond, including ceremonies at the Pearl Harbor Memorial, as well as Bunker Hill, Valley Forge and the sites of the September 11 tragedies. This was accomplished with help from 2,047 fundraising groups, corporate contributions, and donations of trucking, shipping, and thousands of helping hands. The organization’s goal of covering Arlington National Cemetery was met in 2014 with the placement of 226,525 wreaths.
St. John Catholic Cemetery is honored to be a recognized location of this amazing movement, joining over 2,500 locations in this year’s event. All are welcome to join us on National Wreaths Across America Day on December 18, 2021 for an opening ceremony at 12:00 pm at the cemetery’s altar, and to help place wreaths immediately after the ceremony concludes on the graves of veterans laid to rest in St. John.
Please visit our location page on the Wreaths Across America’s website by clicking on the link below to learn more about this program, and to sponsor a memorial wreath for a veteran buried at St. John Catholic Cemetery.