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thedrifter
11-18-08, 10:25 AM
Patriot Guard Riders Host Wreaths Across America in Bloomfield MO
Monday, November 17, 2008
Teresa Wright

The Patriot Guard Riders has volunteered to conduct the WAA ceremony this year at the MO State Veterans Cemetery on Saturday December 13, 2008 starting at 11:00 AM CST. Seven ceremonial wreaths will be placed to remember those who served, honor their sacrifices, and teach our younger generations about the high price of our freedoms.

Specially made wreaths for Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, Merchant Marines and POW/MIA will be placed on memorials during a unique ceremony that will be coordinated simultaneously at over 350 participating locations all across the Country and around the World.

December 13 will mark the 17th anniversary of Maine wreaths being donated to decorate the graves at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA, and the third year of a national campaign under the guidance of the not-for-profit WreathsAcrossAmerica.org that will bring the same remembrance wreaths to National and State Veterans cemeteries, monuments, and community centers all across the Nation.

All of these specially made wreaths are donated by Worcester Wreath Company in Harrington, Maine. The full story can be seen and heard online by visiting the website listed below.

In addition to these ceremonial wreaths, a number of civic groups around the Country have joined with Wreaths Across America to promote sponsored wreaths that also will be placed on veterans graves in designated sections of participating cemeteries. Each year the sections are rotated to include all veterans. In 2008 it is projected that over 100,000 wreaths will be placed to in the Wreaths Across America mission to Remember; Honor; and Teach.

If you would like to sponsor a wreath, or would like more information about the event planned for your community, please call Teresa L. Wright at (573) 421-1142.

Sponsors can also donate online at www.WreathsAcrossAmerica.org.

Ellie