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Rolling Thunder® FL Chapter 8 and The Veterans Assistance Coalition honored to be hosting their second Annual Wreaths Across America on Saturday December 16th 2017
Wreaths were placed  on more than 1,100 grave sites at Volusia Memorial Park and Pilgrims Rest Cemetery
  in Ormond Beach FL.

 

Gary Benson and Sherm Burres organized the program.

 

 If you wish to make a donation to help sponsor the Rolling Thunder FL-8 "Wreaths Across America" 2018 program, you may do so by clicking on the donation button and filing out the donation form. (Please be sure to type "Wreaths Acrosss Ameerica" in the Special Instructions box.) If you wish to sponsor a wreath the donation is $10 per wreath.

If you decide to mail a donation, be sure to write "Wreaths Across America" on the bottom of your check or money order and mail to:

"We accept donations for the Wreaths Across America all year long."

Rolling Thunder Florida Chapter 8

ABOUT WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA : The event takes place annually on the 3rd Saturday in December, "National Wreaths Across America Day." The Mission: To Remember, Honor and teach is carried out by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies at to date over 1,200 cemeteries including Arlington National Cemetery (at locations in all 50 U.S. states, at sea, and abroad.)

INSTRUCTIONS WHEN PLACING A WREATH: We encourage every volunteer who places a wreath on a veteran's grave to say that veteran's name aloud and take a moment to thank them for their service to our country. It's a small act that goes a long way toward keeping the memory of our veterans alive.

HISTORY: In 1992 Morrill Worcester and his business Worcester Wreath Company of Harrington, Maine, had a surplus of wreaths toward the end of the holiday season. Years before as a young boy, Worcester had visited Arlington National Cemetery in our nation’s capitol. The experience had reminded him through his life of the sacrifice some had made in order for others, including himself, to succeed and flourish. Plans were made to lay the wreaths in honor of our Veterans at an older, less visited section of Arlington National Cemetery. Volunteers stepped forward to help deliver and place the wreaths.