Wreaths across America in Gloucester

I did not want to post about wreaths in every window today without mentioning Wreaths Across America and the initiative to bring that tradition home here and all the generous local support that was given straight away.

In case you missed the wonderful story about the effort in Gloucester, here’s a link to the Gloucester Daily Times coverage from  December 16th  and some photos today of the volunteers’ work in west Gloucester Beechbrook Cemetery.

Excerpt from the GDT article:

“Kesterson said the volunteers will begin laying the wreaths Saturday at noon after a brief ceremony at Beech Brook Cemetery, off Essex Avenue. They then will move on to Beech Grove. She also confirmed that the project will go on as scheduled — rain, snow, shine or any other other wintry curveball.”

From Wreaths Across America website: Wreaths Across America encourages “every volunteer who places a wreath on a veteran’s grave to say that veteran’s name aloud and take a moment to thank them for their service to our country. It’s a small act that goes a long way toward keeping the memory of our veterans alive. We are not here to “decorate graves.” We’re here to remember not their deaths, but their lives.”

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