Local Cemeteries Announced as Official Locations for the 2021 National Wreaths Across America Day



National nonprofit Wreaths Across America (WAA) announced West Monterey Cemeteries in Parker, PA today that West Freedom, Perryville, Mt. Calvery and will be joining in the effort to support the mission to Remember, Honor, Teach, as an official location for 2021. This is the first year that these cemeteries will participate in this national event.

Wreaths Across America started as a simple gesture of thanks that has grown into a national movement of dedicated volunteers and communities coming together to not only remember the nation’s fallen and honor their service, but to teach the next generation about the sacrifices made for us to live freely. This year, there will be more than 2,500 participating locations placing wreaths on National Wreaths Across America Day – Saturday, Dec. 18, 2021 – with more than two million volunteers coming together.

The goal for West Freedom, Perryville, Mt. Calvery and West Monterey Cemeteries is to raise enough funds to place 340 veterans’ wreaths on the headstones of all the local heroes laid to rest there, to ensure that the individuals who served to protect the freedoms of our country never be forgotten and to bring the community together in patriotic commemoration.

“We are forever grateful for the thousands of supporters who dedicate their time and effort to fulfilling our mission on a local level,” said Karen Worcester, executive director, Wreaths Across America. “These individuals and their communities know the value of remembering the fallen, honoring those who currently serve and teaching the next generation about the sacrifices made for our freedom, and without their support, Wreaths Across America would not exist.”

Those interested in volunteering for Wreaths Across America, or sponsoring a wreath for $15 for West Freedom, Perryville, Mt. Calvery and West Monterey Cemeteries are invited to email mary.rothen@yahoo.com to learn more. National Wreaths Across America Day is a free, non-political, community event open to all people.

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