The Wreaths Across America ceremony will be held at noon on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 in Darien’s Spring Grove Veterans Cemetery. Members of Darien’s VFW Post #6933,

Darien High School’s Support Our Soldiers group and Darien’s Monuments and Ceremonies  Commission will be collecting for wreaths at Goodwives Stop & Shop on Saturday,  Oct. 14, from 9 to 1 p.m. and on Sunday, Oct. 15, from 10 to 3  at  Noroton Heights Stop and Shop.  On Saturday, Oct. 21, sponsorships will be collected at Darien Doughnut from 9 to 11:30 am; at Goodwives Stop and Shop from 9 to 1; And on Sunday, Oct. 22, at Noroton Heights Stop and Shop from 10  to 12:30 p.m.   

Last year, wreaths covered all 2,184 graves in the veterans’ section of Spring Grove. The public is encouraged to purchase wreath sponsorships and all are invited to help in the wreath laying ceremony again this year.

Wreaths at $15 each can also be ordered directly from Wreaths Across America, with the Group ID Code of CT0007 and Location Code of CTSGVD noted on the check/order form so that wreaths arrive at the Darien location. The mailing address is: WAA P.O. Box 249, Columbia Falls, Maine 04623. Wreaths can also be ordered at the Wreaths Across America, website: a non-profit 501(c) (3) founded to expand the  annual wreath-laying at Arlington National Cemetery.