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Wreaths Across America

By Michele Taranto

Wreaths Across America is currently seeking donations for their Annual Wreaths Across America event, which will be held Saturday, Dec, 16. On that day, volunteers across the country to fallen veterans and honor those who are often forgotten. The mission is to REMEMBER fallen U.S. Veterans, HONOR those who serve, and TEACH children the value of freedom. This is done by placing wreaths on local service men and women’s graves at Highland and Old Parish Cemeteries. This expression is in coordination with wreath-laying ceremonies with Arlington National Cemetery and more than 1,600 locations across 50 states in the United States.

Norwood’s local cemeteries need help from its residents. In addition to volunteers to place the wreaths, donations are desperately needed to purchase these seasonal symbols. To make a donation, sponsor a wreath, volunteer, or to learn more about Wreaths Across America, visit At press time, only 31 wreaths had been sponsored, 0.7% of the desired local goal. Help Norwood honor and remember local veterans this holiday season.