Volunteers Needed To Help Pick Up Wreaths

In December volunteers placed wreaths at the graves of 1,500 Veterans at Findlay’s Maple Grove Cemetery for Wreaths Across America Day, and now volunteers are needed once again to pick up the wreaths.

Wreaths Across America clean up day is on Saturday, January 21st.

The organizer of the local event, Sherri Garner Brumbaugh, is inviting volunteers to meet at the cemetery at 9 a.m. to pick up the wreaths.

Volunteers are reminded to pick up only wreaths that were placed in December for Wreaths Across America Day and to leave other wreaths and decorations in place.

Volunteers are urged to bring a stick, pole or rake to support carrying multiple wreaths per trip.

National Wreaths Across America Day was held on Saturday, December 17th.

Volunteers headed out to Findlay’s Maple Grove Cemetery and other area cemeteries to place wreaths at Veterans’ graves.

Wreaths were placed at the graves of 1,500 Veterans, and organizer Sherri Garner Brumbaugh says they’re working toward one day being able to recognize each and every one of the 5,000 Veterans who are buried at Maple Grove Cemetery.

300 wreaths were also placed at the graves of Veterans at nearby St. Michael Cemetery.

The mission statement of Wreaths Across America is Remember, Honor, Teach.

REMEMBER our fallen Veterans, HONOR those who serve, and TEACH your children the value of freedom.

Volunteers were shown how to correctly place the wreaths and asked to speak the Veteran’s name aloud.