Volunteers Place Wreaths

About sixty volunteers braved the winter cold on Saturday, December 19, 2020, to lay wreaths on the graves of veterans at the New Cumberland Cemetery. The ceremony, sponsored by the New Cumberland Garden Club, is part of the national Wreaths Across America Day that is celebrated every year in December. Local donors purchased 391 wreaths that were placed on the graves of those who have served our country. This tradition was carried out in over 5,000 other cemeteries across the country this year, including several others in our area. The garden club would like to thank those who purchased the wreaths to honor our veterans and reminds anyone who would like to purchase a wreath for the ceremony next year that all wreaths are buy one, get one free, through January 15, 2021. By remembering our veterans, we are carrying out the motto of the Wreaths Across America Organization, which is “Remember, Honor, Teach.” The club would also like to thank Rick Greenwood and the New Cumberland Boy Scout Troop for their participation in this year’s event. Our goal for next year is to have enough wreaths to cover the graves of the nearly 500 veterans who are buried in the New Cumberland Cemetery.
Shown in the photo (l-r) Sara Hawkins, garden club treasurer; George Hines, garden club member and local WAA coordinator; Milli Hines, garden club president; Rick Greenwood, New Cumberland Scoutmaster; and Will White, New Cumberland Cemetery Board.