On Saturday December, 12th, 2015 members of the Greater Salem Community will gather together to honor veterans during the holiday season as part of the annual Wreaths Across America Day.
The Salem Wreaths Across America has volunteered to conduct the WAA ceremony this year at the Greenlawn Cemetery 57 Orne St. Salem Ma. on Saturday December 12, 2015 starting at 12:00 Noon EST. Seven ceremonial wreaths will be placed to remember all soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines 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 1,000 participating locations all across the Country.
Currently 1867 wreaths are slated for delivery to Greenlawn Cemetery but sponsorships are still available up until November 30th. Sponsorships received after that date will be applied to 2016 events.
In 2015 it is projected that around a million wreaths will be placed nationwide, by over 600,000 volunteers as part of the Wreaths Across America mission to Remember, Honor, and Teach.
Wreaths across America TM (WAA) is a national nonprofit organization founded in 2007 to continue and expand the annual wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery begun by Maine businessman, Morrill Worcester, in 1992
To support Salem’s fallen Veterans go to www.Salemwreathsacrossamerica.com The public is encouraged to participate. All are invited.