Saturday, December 15, 2018 is National Wreaths Across America Day. I am reaching out to you to help our group honor fallen veterans by sponsoring and laying wreaths by each of the headstones in the New Bern National Cemetery.
New Bern’s National Cemetery is the largest National Cemetery in North Carolina. Since it was established in 1861, there are Civil War “unknowns” and marked graves of those who fought and died in each war since.
We have over a dozen volunteer groups that have joined our campaign to raise enough money to purchase 6,772 balsam wreaths for this year’s ceremony. The wreaths can be sponsored for $15 each. The donation covers the cost of the wreath and transporting it to New Bern for the ceremony. The wreaths are symbols of respect, appreciation, and honor for the freedoms that we enjoy every day.
Throughout the year, our mission is to “Remember, Honor, and Teach” – one wreath at a time as each wreath represents a life that fought for our freedoms. During the season of giving, what better way to give back to the families that have loved ones interred at the New Bern National Cemetery.
With the help of numerous volunteers, we had a tremendous effort last year and were able to place wreaths on 5,700 graves. This year, we’re hoping that we can honor every veteran by laying a wreath on their grave in New Bern’s National Cemetery. Please contact Kevin Yates, Location Coordinator, Wreaths Across America for New Bern National Cemetery at 252-529-9119 or firstname.lastname@example.org, if you’d like to volunteer or have any questions.
Submitted by: Kevin Yates, Location Coordinator, Wreaths Across America for New Bern National Cemetery