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Public Invited to Help Alexandria Chapter of DAR Place Wreaths on Graves

Wreaths on Veteran graves. Photo licensed through Pixabay
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Alexandria, Virginia The John Alexander Chapter of the National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, invites the community to join them this holiday season in marking the graves of Virginia veterans through Wreaths Across America.

This year, the chapter has chosen to ensure that veterans are properly remembered at two cemeteries that receive less publicity and attention. The chapter has chosen Quantico National Cemetery in Triangle, Virginia, where more than 40,000 veterans are interred, and the Virginia Veterans Cemetery at Amelia in Amelia Court House, Virginia, where 6,000 veterans have been buried.

Can You Sponsor a Wreath?

Throughout the month of November, the chapter has been collecting sponsorships from members and their family and friends, and is currently sponsoring 101 wreaths, after raising their goal twice. They are inviting members of the public to join them in sponsoring a wreath, with one wreath costing $15, and sponsorships being taken at https://www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/pages/22491

The wreaths will be placed on Saturday, December 18th, 2021. Chapter members will travel to Quantico National Cemetery to participate in a ceremony and then lay wreaths on graves.

Wreaths Across America is a national nonprofit founded in 2007, dedicated to remembering the fallen, honoring those who have served, and teaching the value of freedom by placing more than two million holiday wreaths on veterans’ graves each December. The John Alexander Chapter has participated since early in the program’s founding, as part of a special commitment to serving veterans.

“Sponsoring a wreath is a wonderful way to honor the veterans and patriots in your life this holiday season,” said Megan Judt, chapter first vice regent and Wreaths Across America coordinator. “It’s a gift that touches far more people than just the giver and the recipient.”

Anyone who is interested in sponsoring wreaths or volunteering at Quantico on December 18th should contact the chapter at johnalexandernsdar@gmail.com or (410) 259-9273.

RELATED: Public Invited to Help Lay Wreaths at Alexandria Cemetery

Mary Wadland

Mary Wadland is the Publisher and Editor in Chief of The Zebra Press, founded by her in 2010. Originally from Delray Beach, Florida, Mary is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Hollins College in Roanoke, VA and has lived and worked in the Alexandria publishing community since 1987.

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