Saturday, December 12, 2015

Wreaths Across America

Row 1: Diane Kuebert, Regent; Lucia Lister,  Fran Carlsen, Wreaths Across America, coordinator for Brunswick Town Chapter, and Carol Jutte, Vice-Regent

Row 2:  Lynn Deen, Recording and Corresponding Secretary; Connie Hendrix, Americanism Chair;  Brook Triplett, DAR Project Patriot Chair and Danielle Eastman and Michele Lewis prospective members. 

The above members of the Brunswick Town Chapter DAR assisted unpacking over 2274 wreaths that were placed on graves at the Wilmington National Cemetery in NC on December 12, 2015.  Next year there will be a wreath on every grave. We almost made it this year. There are 3000 graves. We can do it. We will start earlier in 2016. You can contact Wreaths Across America and put the DAR code in and start now to order wreaths for next year. Contact Fran Carlsen for information on how to do this. 910-575-2415

Diane Kuebert, Regent placing a wreath on a grave.

Wilmington National Cemetery Hosts Wreaths Across America Event
Posted: Dec. 12, 2015 5:21 PM EST Updated: Dec. 12, 2015 6:26 PM EST
By AJ Rickets
WILMINGTON, NC channel 6 news (WECT)
More than 2,000 wreaths were laid by graves at Wilmington National Cemetery Saturday afternoon, as part of a nationwide event organized by Wreaths Across America.

It’s just good to see so many coming out and realizing they’ve got some people that did pass, and they gave their lives in a lot of cases for them.” Said Fran Carlsen, a volunteer and member of the Daughters of the Revolution.

Families, veterans, cadets, and volunteers all gathered at the cemetery for a ceremony to honor those who served, before beginning to place wreaths all throughout the cemetery. There were over 500 more wreaths this year compared to last year’s event.

“This is important because we need to show support for our veterans, “said Captain Sean Murtagh, who spoke at the event. “Men and women working across the globe right now protecting our freedoms and our way of life, and it’s becoming even more important today. So getting that support, we don’t ask for it, but when we see that and see that our citizens care for us it means a lot to us and it keeps us going.”

Lynn Deen placing a wreath on a grave.


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