12/9: Wreath Laying Day

On December 9, 2017 join families of veterans, and volunteers in laying over 800 wreaths on gravesites of those military veterans who have served our country and are now interred at the Southwest Virginia Cemetery in Dublin, Virginia. The United States Congress has designated the second Saturday in December as the official “Wreath Laying Day” across America. Wreaths will be laid regardless of weather.

The wreaths are made of live interlocking branches and are a tradition dating back to the 3rd Century B.C. Greece. They are a symbol of strength and victory. The most important symbol, eternal life, is upheld with the tradition of replacing the live wreaths each and every year.

The ceremony will include a motorcycle drive-by, the UAW Veterans Freedom Truck, presentation of the colors, a military band, the Honor Guard and distinguished guest speakers. Family members of those interred at the cemetery will lay wreaths first followed by all others who wish to participate.

Each year the number of gravesites increases placing greater demands on committee and the funds needed to complete this project. We hope you will join us on December 9, 2017 at 1 pm.

If you have questions about the program, you may contact us at marysummers496@gmail.com or contact the Southwest Veterans Cemetery (540) 674-6893.

If you would like to contribute as a corporate sponsor or as an individual please visit our website https://www.southwestvirginiaveteranscemeteryvolunteers.com/contact