This nationally coordinated wreath laying ceremony will be held exactly at noon at all National Cemeteries and other locations in all 50 states and at 24 cemeteries on foreign soil. Volunteers will be laying a holiday wreath on all known veteran graves on December 12th.
Wings of Dreams will be flying over at noon and lunch will be provided by Walmart following the ceremony.
Our local ceremony is also scheduled to start at noon on Saturday, Dec 12 at the Military Garden of Honor at Forest Meadows Cemetery – East , 3700 SE Hawthorne Rd in Gainesville. Activities include a short presentation on the mission of Wreaths Across America (Teach, Honor and Remember), recognition of special veterans, a flag folding demonstration and rifle salute followed by echo taps. Volunteers will then be requested to come forward and place a wreath on a veterans gravesite.
Additional wreaths will be available for those wishing to place a wreath on a loved ones gravesite should they located elsewhere.. A free lunch will then be served to all attendees.
Forest Meadows Funeral Homes will be providing seating in a covered sheltered area along with assistance for those with mobility restrictions.
Please click on this link for more information and directions Wreaths Across America or contact Jim Lynch at 352-538-3119.
I am interested in volunteering for the Wreaths Across America event in Gainesville, Florida. I attended last year and placed a wreath on my brothers grave and took a wreath for my fathers grave in Windsor that was in WWII.
Here your page says Dec. 12th. Isn’t the 16th?
Jordan it is 12/16/2017, this is an older event page. Here is the current event page link http://forestmeadowsfh.com/events/wreaths-across-america-2017/
My husband is a viet nam vet 8nterned in forest meadows central on 39th. Will these wreaths ever be placed on the vets there?