This year, the Wreaths Across America ceremony will be held at noon on Saturday,  Dec. 16, in Darien’s Spring Grove Veterans’ Cemetery.  Members of Darien’s Monuments and Ceremonies Commission joined with Darien’s VFW Post #6933 to kick off the WAA collection at Dunkin Donuts on Saturday, Sept. 16. Last year, wreaths covered all 2,184 graves in the veterans section at Spring Grove. The public is always encouraged to attend this ceremony to help with the wreath placement.

Donations for wreath sponsorships will be collected at that same location again next Saturday morning. Wreaths Across America is a non-profit 501(c) (3) organization founded to expand the annual wreath-laying at Arlington National Cemetery. In addition to Arlington, wreaths are placed on the headstones of fallen veterans at more than 800 locations throughout the country.