Erie, Pa - Wreaths Across America event to honor veterans is coming to St. Boniface, 9367 Wattsburg Road, Erie, Pa. on December 15, 2012.
The Knights of Columbus, St. Boniface - Erie has volunteered to conduct the WAA ceremony this year at the Mount of Olives Cemetery on Saturday December 15, stating at 12:00 Noon EST.
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.
The Saturday in December will mark the 21st anniversary of Maine wreaths being donated to be placed on headstones at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA. 2009 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 2012, it is projected more than 160,000 volunteers will take part of the Wreaths Across America mission to Remember; Honor; and Teach. In 2008 and 2009 The United States Congress unanimously decreed that a Saturday of December as National Wreaths Across America Day.
If you would like to sponsor a wreath, or would like more information about events planned for your community, please call (John Altman) at 814-796-3764 for more information.
For more information visit www.WreathsAcrossAmerica.org.