Wreaths Across America collections continue this weekend in Darien
Wreaths Across America 2018 sponsorships at $15 per wreath were collected on Saturday, Sept.29, at Darien Doughnut by VFW member and Monuments and Ceremonies Commission member Allan Bixler; DAR and Monuments and Ceremonies Commission member, Karen K. Polett; with DAR member Carol Wilder-Tamme.This year's WAA wreath laying ceremony will be held at noon in Darien's Spring Grove Veterans' Cemetery. Spring Grove Cemetery is one of three official veterans' cemeteries in Connecticut.
On Saturday, Oct. 20, volunteers will be collecting at Darien Dunkin Donuts from 8 a.m. to noon. and Stop & Shop on Heights Road from 8 to 1 p.m.
Last year, a wreath covered every one of the 2,184 graves in the veterans' section of the Spring Grove Veterans' Cemetery. The public is encouraged to purchase wreaths sponsorships and to attend the ceremony and to help in the placement of the wreaths.
Wreaths can be ordered directly from Wreaths Across America, with the Group ID code of CT0007 and the Location Code of CTSGVD noted on the check /order form so that the wreaths arrive at the Darien location. The mailing address is WAA, P.O. Box 249 Columbia Falls, Maine 04623. Wreaths can also be ordered from the WAA website: wreathsacrossamerica.org.
Wreaths Across America is a non-profit founded to expand the annual wreath laying at Arlington Cemetery. In addition to Arlington, wreaths are placed at over 800 locations throughout the country.