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Wreaths Across America Day coming in December


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Wreaths Across America Day coming in December

Each year, millions of Americans come together to remember the fallen, honor those that serve and their families, and teach the next generation about the value of freedom. This gathering of volunteers and patriots will take place in local and national cemeteries in all 50 states - most recently at more than 2,000 participating locations - as part of National Wreaths Across America Day. This year, National Wreaths Across America Day is Saturday, December 18. The ceremony will take place at the gazebo in the Dalhart Memorial Cemetery at 11 a.m. with the laying of the wreaths immediately following. It is always a free event and open to everyone, and is sponsored locally by the Dalhart Rotary Interact Club. For more information on how to volunteer locally or sponsor a wreath for a hero, please visit www.wreathsacrossamerica.org.

Please follow the following steps to send a wreath online to the Dalhart Cemetery or any other participating cemetery:

1. Once you access the site, please go to the “WHERE WE REMEMBER” section and choose “SEE ALL LOCATIONS”.

2. At the “OUR LOCATIONS - TYPE YOUR SEARCH”, type in TXMPCD for Dalhart or the cemetery you are searching for and hit location.

3. If you want to sponsor a wreath, click on the SPONSOR A WREATH and this will allow you to purchase non-grave specific wreaths and ADD TO CART. If you want to sponsor a grave specific grave, scroll down to the HONOR AND REMEMBER and click on SPONSOR NOW in the Grave Specific section, on the right side of the screen. You will need to complete the required information and then ADD TO CART.

4. Review your CART and CHECKOUT. Wreaths are $15.00 each.

If you completed an order form and mailed it in, please contact Paige Davis at (806) 282- 5057 to let her know the specific grave you would like to have it placed upon. Davis is one of the sponsors of the Dalhart Rotary Interact Club.

T h e deadline for all orders is Tuesday November 30.

Wr e a t h s A c r o s s America is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded to continue and expand the annual wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery begun by Maine b u s i n e s sman Morrill Worcester in 1992. “Be an American worth fighting for in your daily operations, and in how you deal with one another and how you live your lives.” This sentiment speaks volumes as our United States military are deployed to serve and fight, and if needed, to protect the freedoms we enjoy as American citizens. Each of them, playing their part so that we too can play ours back home by being an active participant in our communities.

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