5th Annual Wreath Laying Ceremony Part of Wreath Laying Day Across America
Venue: Southwest Virginia Veterans Cemetery, Dublin
Date: Saturday, December 9, 2017
Time: 1:00 PM - TBD
Event Types: Miscellaneous
Cost: Free
Description:
The Southwest Virginia Veterans Cemetery presents the 5th Annual Wreath Laying Ceremony as part of Wreath Laying Day Across America on Saturday, December 9, 2017.

On December 9, 2017 join families of veterans, and volunteers in laying over 800 wreaths on grave sites of those military veterans who have served our country and are now interred at the Southwest Virginia Cemetery in Dublin, Virginia. The United States Congress has designated the second Saturday in December as the official “Wreath Laying Day” across America.

The ceremony will include a motorcycle drive-by, the UAW Veterans Freedom Truck, presentation of the colors, a military band, the Honor Guard and distinguished guest speakers. Family members of those interred at the cemetery will lay wreaths first followed by all others who wish to participate.

Everyone is invited to attend and participate in this beautiful event honoring our veterans and their families.

The wreaths are made of live interlocking branches and are a tradition dating back to the 3rd Century B.C. Greece. They are a symbol of strength and victory. The most important symbol, eternal life, is upheld with the tradition of replacing the live wreaths each and every year.

Each year the number of grave sites increases placing greater demands on committee and the funds needed to complete this project. If you would like to contribute as a corporate sponsor or as an individual, please visit: https://www.southwestvirginiaveteranscemeteryvolunteers.com/contact.

We hope you will join us on December 9, 2017 at 1 pm.

Note: Wreaths will be laid regardless of weather.

For more information, visit: https://www.southwestvirginiaveteranscemeteryvolunteers.com/wreaths or email marysummers496@gmail.com or contact the Southwest Veterans Cemetery at 540-674-6893.
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