Jowett Funeral Home is collecting donations for a few more days to honor veterans buried at St. Clair Allied Veterans Cemetery. On Saturday, December 14 at 12:00 p.m., Wreaths Across America will be at the cemetary to remember and honor veterans. The memorial is made through the laying of Remembrance wreaths on the graves of the country’s fallen heroes with the act of saying the name of each and every veteran aloud.
Wreaths Across America began in 1992 with the donation of laying 5,000 Christmas wreaths at Arlington National Cemetery. In 2005, a photo of the wreaths circulated around the internet and created a movement. In 2018, nearly 1.8 million veteran wreaths were placed on headstones at over 1,600 participating cemeteries around the country.
So far, more than 530 wreaths have been sponsored for the St. Clair Allied Veterans Cemetery with a goal to reach 1,000. The final day to purchase a wreath is December 1st. Those interested in being a part of the ceremonies are welcomed to volunteer. You can find more information on wreathsacrossamerica.org.
Reporting for WGRT, Kelsie Kaczperski.