Holliston Chosen Again For Location Of Wreaths Across America
National nonprofit Wreaths Across America (WAA) announced that Lake Grove Cemetery in Holliston, MA has once again joined in the mission to Remember, Honor, Teach, as an official location for 2023. This is the second year that the cemetery will participate in this national program.
Wreaths Across America started as a simple gesture of thanks that has grown into a national, yearlong movement of dedicated volunteers and communities coming together to not only remember the nation’s fallen and honor their service but to teach the next generation about the value of freedom. This year, there will be more than 3,700 participating locations placing veterans’ wreaths on National Wreaths Across America Day – Saturday, Dec. 16, 2023 – with more than two million volunteers coming together.
The goal for Lake Grove Cemetery is to raise enough funds to exceed last year’s number of 200+ sponsored veterans’ wreaths to lay at the headstones of all the local heroes laid to rest there, to ensure that the individuals who served to protect the freedoms of our country never be forgotten and to bring the community together in patriotic commemoration. We look forward to seeing you on Dec. 16. The ceremony is to begin at 10 a.m. with the laying of wreaths to follow.
“We are forever grateful for the thousands of supporters who dedicate their time, energy, and resources to fulfilling our mission all year long,” said Karen Worcester, executive director, of Wreaths Across America. “These individuals and their communities know the value of remembering the fallen, honoring those who currently serve, and teaching the next generation about the sacrifices made for our freedom every day, and because of their continued support, Wreaths Across America continues to grow and touch new people each year.”
My name is Taryn Holmes, I am a senior at Holliston High School, and I am, again, the Location Coordinator for this event I am doing as a National Honor Society Project. Those interested in volunteering for Wreaths Across America or sponsoring a wreath for Lake Grove Cemetery you can scan our QR code or visitwww.wreathsacrossamerica.org/MALAGV to learn more.
Also, consider becoming a local sponsorship group. Thank you to our current sponsoring groups, the Jason Russell Society Children of the American Revolution, Mount Hollis Lodge A.F. & A.M., and the Old Middlesex Chapter Sons of the American Revolution. National Wreaths Across America Day is a free event open to all people.