The London Bridge Composite Squadron 501 has volunteered to conduct the Wreaths Across America ceremony this year at the Parker Cemetery on Saturday December 14th 2013, stating at 10:00 am. Seven ceremonial wreaths will be placed to remember those who served, honor their sacrifices, and teach our younger generations about the high cost of our freedoms.
Specially designated wreaths for the Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, Merchant Marine, and POW/MIA will be placed on memorials during a ceremony that will be coordinated simultaneously at over 400 participating locations all across the Country.
December 14th will mark the 22nd anniversary of Maine wreaths being donated to be placed on headstones at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA. 2013 is also the seventh year of the national wreath sponsorship campaign under the guidance of the non-profit WreathsAcrossAmerica.org that will bring the same remembrance wreaths to National and State Veterans cemeteries, monuments, and community centers all across the Nation.
In addition to these ceremonial wreaths, a number of civic groups around the Country have joined with Wreaths Across America™ to promote sponsored wreaths to be placed on veterans’ graves in designated sections of participating cemeteries. Each year the sections are rotated to eventually include all veterans.
In 2013 it is projected more than 100,000 volunteers nationwide will take part of the Wreaths Across America™ mission to Remember; Honor; and Teach. In 2008 and 2009 The United States Congress unanimously decreed the second Saturday of December as National Wreaths Across America™ Day.