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HELP HONOR OUR FALLEN THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

Rolling Thunder FL. Chapter 8 will be supporting the Annual Wreaths Across America at Volusia Memorial Park: 548 North Nova Road in Ormond Beach FL., hosted by the Son's of Americaan Legion post 120. The on site coordinator and point of contact for this event is: Janie Rocke

If you wish to make a donation to help sponsor the Rolling Thunder ® Inc. FL- Chapter 8 "Wreaths Across America" program, click on the donation button and fill out the donation form. A donation is $10 will sponsor one wreath. .

The wreaths will be placed on the graves of deseased military at  It is expected that more than 1,100 Wreaths will be placed on grave sites of our fallen soldiers .

(Type "Wreaths Acrosss Ameerica" in the Special Instructions box.)

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 throughout the year.  Check our events page for the date, time and this years location.

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.

PAST EVENTS

On Saturday December 16th 2017, Rolling Thunder® FL Chapter 8  hosted the second Annual Wreaths Across America at Volusia Memorial Park and Pilgrims Rest Cemetery in Ormond Beach FL. Wreaths were placed on the mored than 1,100 grave sites of our fallen soldiers