Wreaths Across America program Christmas Veteran Remembrance

Wreaths Across America program Christmas Veteran Remembrance

Location

Fort Jackson National Cemetery

4170 Percival Rd
Columbia, SC 29229

Date/Time

October 2, 2020 - December 19, 2021

Event Details

In 2007, the Worcester family, along with veterans, and others who had helped with their annual Christmas wreath ceremony in Arlington, formed Wreaths Across America™, to continue and expand this effort, and support other groups around the country who wanted to do the same. This nonprofit organization continues the Arlington tradition as part of its mission to Remember, Honor and teach.

 

In 2019, Wreaths Across America and our national network of volunteers laid over 1,400,000 memorial wreaths at nearly 1200 locations in the United States and beyond. We accomplished this with help from over 2800 fundraising groups, many corporate contributions, and donations of trucking, shipping, and thousands of helping hands.Our annual pilgrimage from Harrington, Maineto Arlington National Cemetery is known as the world’s largest veteran’s parade, stopping at schools, monuments, veteran’s homes and communities all along the way to remind people how important it is to remember, honor and teach.

 

Proceeds place a wreath at one of the participating cemeteries; help support our fundraising partners, educational and veteran’s services outreach.Please note that all sponsorships are sent directly to the location and no wreaths are sent to the individuals purchasing sponsorships.

 

If you would like to participate or help bring sponsored wreaths to your local community, please contact us and we will help connect you with other groups already working in your area.

 

Schedule of Events

 

Sunday, December 13, 2020

Start of World’s Longest Veterans Parade from Maine to Arlington National Cemetery and participating locations

 

Monday, December 14, 2020 12:00 Noon at the SC Veterans Memorial

Located on the Assembly Street side of the Statehouse grounds 

There will be State House wreath-laying ceremonies in all 50 States and Puerto Rico

 

Saturday December 19, 2020 National Remembrance Day

Fort Jackson National Cemetery 4170 Percival Rd. Columbia, SC 29229

THIS YEAR, BECAUSE OF THE COVID VIRUS, THERE WILL NOT BE A CEREMONY.

 

HOWEVER, THE WREATHS WILL BE PLACED AT SOME POINT DURING THE WEEK OF DECEMBER 14, 2020 THROUGH DECEMBER 18, 2020.

Due to the limited number of people allowed in the cemetery at any one time, this will be done at the discretion of the cemetery.

 

 

For more information visit www.WreathsAcrossAmerica.org, or call Carol Davis (803) 467-4482

You can also email waaftjackson@gmail.com

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