Wreaths Across America Ceremonies
American Legion Post 488, Brady’s Bend, PA will be hosting a Wreaths Across America Ceremony Saturday Dec 17 at 12:00. There are more than 1000 veterans buried in our local cemeteries. It is extremely difficult to raise enough money needed to purchase a wreath for each one. Each year we are choosing a cemetery to place wreaths. This year we are placing 234 wreaths on veterans graves at the Presbyterian Cemetery in Brady’s Bend as well 8 at St. Peter & Paul Cemetery with the money we raised. Thank you to all who donated money this year. If anyone would like to help place wreaths at Brady’s Bend, your help will be greatly appreciated. All are welcome to come to the ceremony, followed by a luncheon. After the lunch we will proceed to the cemetery to place wreaths on each veteran’s grave. If you would like to participate or would like to make a donation for next year please contact Kim Beham at 724-525-3683.
W.A.A. at St. Michael’s Cemetery - Fryburg
St. Michael’s Cemetery, in Fryburg, will be participating in Wreaths Across America for the first time this year. The ceremony will be held Saturday, December 17th at 12 noon in the cemetery. Following the ceremony wreaths will be placed at Veterans graves.
The following individuals will be participating in the ceremony: Colonel Sam Wagner (featured speaker); Braxton White (speaker and wreath presenter); Craig Siegel (Guardian of the Wreaths); Heidi Baschnagel (Soloist); Cayden Bowser (Bugler); Ray Wiant; Russell Weaver, David Kaye Sr. and Dennis Bundy (wreath presenters).
All are welcome and encouraged to attend. If you have a relative or friend who was a Veteran buried at St. Michael’s you will have the opportunity to place the wreath at their grave if you wish to do so.
Thanks to the generosity of many individuals and businesses in the community, the Knights of Columbus and Rosary Society wreaths have been purchased for all 220 Veterans buried at St. Michael’s Cemetery. If you have any questions please contact Jacqueline Griebel (Location Coordinator) at 814-657-5728.