- This event has passed.
WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA – DECEMBER 18th
December 18, 2021 @ 10:00 am
As a gesture of “thanks” Maine wreath-maker Morrill Worcester delivered 5,000 wreaths in a single truck to Arlington National Cemetery in 1992. His pilgrimage, now called Wreaths Across America (WAA), has become a national mission happening, on the same day, at more than 2,000 participating locations across the country.
On November 9th, Kay Rorick presented a check for $250.00 from Newcomers Club, to Mayor Paige Brown. The city is well on its way to meeting its goal of 600 wreaths. The city of Gallatin raised funds to support this year’s Ceremony of Remembranc. More than 600 veterans are buried there and the goal is to purchase and lay a wreath on every one of their graves.
If you would like to participate in the ceremony by laying a wreath on a veteran’s grave, please come to the Gallatin City Cemetery on Saturday, December 18th at 10am. There is a short ceremony and then we move across the cemetery, with the wreaths in hand, looking for the small American flags placed on the graves of our deceased heroes. Once at the grave site, you place your wreath on the grave and take a moment to ponder their service and sacrifice. It is a memorable and moving hour. Parents and grandparents often bring their family members to participate in the laying of the wreaths.