US Emergency Chaplains Corps (USECC)
Wreaths Across America ……..Our Mission: to Remember – Honor – and Teach
Remember the fallen;
Honor those who serve;
Teach our children the value of freedom.
Our mission, “Remember, Honor, 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. We also organize a week of events including international veteran’s tributes, ceremonies at State Houses, and a week-long “Veteran’s Parade” between Maine and Virginia. We stop along the way to spread our message about the importance of remembering our fallen heroes, honoring those who serve, and teaching our children about the sacrifices made by veterans and their families to preserve our freedoms.
Wreaths Across America™ feels strongly that we do not “decorate” graves. We are honoring all veterans and active military by placing wreaths on the headstones of veterans. The fresh evergreens are a symbol used for centuries to recognize honor and a living tribute renewed annually.
We invite you to join us for the Statehouse wreath ceremony at the DAV during the Pearl Harbor Day ceremony. This statehouse wreath symbolizes the departure of the wreaths from Harrington, MA on their trek to Arlington.
Location Leader: Chaplain Steve Holden, United States Emergency Chaplains Corps
Contact Number: (217) 963-2772 email@example.com
We invite you to join us at any of the wreath-laying ceremonies to be held nation-wide concurrently on Saturday, December 15th, 2012 at 11:00 AM (Noon EST).http://www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/locations/
Springfield – Camp Butler National Cemetery – ILCBNS, Location Address: 5063 Camp Butler Rd Springfield IL 62707. Location Veteran Graves: 23000.
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