Honor a Veteran by Sponsoring a Wreath at Beaufort National Cemetery This Holiday

    REMEMBER the Fallen… HONOR those who Serve…TEACH our children the value of Freedom this Holiday Season.

    Remember… Honor… Teach. That is the mission of the National “Wreaths Across America” program started at Arlington National Cemetery in 1992.  Each year, during the holiday season, wreaths are placed on veterans’ gravesites at more than 1,400 locations across the United States, at sea and abroad.

    Wreaths Across America is coming to Beaufort this December…

    On Saturday, December 19 at 12:00 PM, Wreaths Across America will be at Beaufort National Cemetery to Remember and Honor our veterans through the laying of Remembrance wreaths on the graves of our country’s fallen heroes and the act of saying the name of each and every veteran aloud.

    Everyone is invited to the ceremony and also to help place the wreaths on as many graves as possible.

    The wreaths will arrive in Beaufort National Cemetery by 18 wheel trucks and be given police, motorcycle, and military escorts.  It is suggested that you make plans to arrive as much as an hour early, as parking is limited.

    Sponsor a wreath to honor a veteran this Holiday Season.

    So, what does it mean to sponsor a wreath? It means you have the opportunity to join a grateful nation in saying “thank you” to our veterans.

    There are 26,000 veteran heroes buried there and our goal is to encourage individuals, families, community organizations and businesses to sponsor wreaths to be laid at every headstone.

    Mr. David Edwards, the Beaufort Wreaths Across America location coordinator, wants everyone to know that even if you can’t attend the Wreaths Across America Day ceremony on December 19, 2020 you can still honor our military veterans by sponsoring wreaths for $15 each. Individuals or groups can purchase one or more wreaths for the Wreaths Across America Beaufort event by visiting http://www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/ (Be sure to choose the Beaufort National Cemetery donation page). For updates on this year’s ceremony in Beaufort and to connect with the organizers, please visit www.facebook.com/waabeaufortsc/

    Wreath Sponsorship at Beaufort National Cemetery…

    What does it mean to sponsor a wreath? It means you’ll honor an American hero at one of more than 1,200 locations nationwide this year on Wreaths Across America Day. It’s a day that’s been set aside to lay wreaths at the places where we remember, honor and teach about our veterans: cemeteries, monuments, parks… Anywhere we can pay tribute to their sacrifices.

    Wreaths Across America can’t do that without our support, though.

    Your sponsorship will ensure that a wreath is hand-crafted of all-American balsam and hand-tied with a red velvet bow. It will then be sent to one of our participating locations, where a volunteer will place it on the marker of a fallen hero. That volunteer will then “say their name” to ensure that the legacy of duty, service, and sacrifice of that veteran is never forgotten.

    Wreaths Across America is a nonprofit organization founded to continue and expand the annual wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery begun by Maine businessman, Morrill Worcester, in 1992.  It’s a mission to Remember, Honor, and Teach, is carried out in part by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies on a specified Saturday in December at Arlington, as well as veterans’ cemeteries and other locations in all 50 states and beyond.

    REMEMBER the Fallen. . . HONOR those who Serve. . . TEACH our children the value of Freedom. Thank you so much for supporting Beaufort National Cemetery and Wreaths Across America!