Wreaths Across America

Windsor - posted Nov, 25 2013

WINDSOR – Carmon Community Funeral Homes is hosting a Wreaths Across America wreath-laying ceremony in the Windsor Veterans Memorial Cemetery on East Street on Saturday, Dec. 14, at 2 p.m. The community is encouraged to attend this special event. Anyone may buy a $15 wreath to be placed during that ceremony, and all payments must be received by Monday, Dec. 2. People who purchase a wreath should note if it is for a specific veteran buried in Windsor Veterans Memorial Cemetery. To purchase a wreath, go online to www.carmonfuneralhome.com and click the Wreaths Across America link. The Dec. 14 ceremony in Windsor Veterans Memorial Cemetery will feature a color guard, readings by members of the clergy and veterans, to be followed the ceremonial laying of wreaths. Wreaths Across America is a national nonprofit organization founded in 2007 to continue and expand the annual wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery started more than 20 years ago by Maine businessman Morrill Worcester. In 1992, Worcester and his company, Worcester Wreath Company of Harrington, Me., donated the first wreaths, numbering just 5,000, and all were placed at the cemetery. Wreaths Across America has since expanded to include more than 1,000 local fundraising groups in all 50 states, representing more than 800 cemeteries, military memorials and other locations, along with our nation’s cemetery at Arlington and at national veterans’ cemeteries on foreign soil. In 2012, on the 21st anniversary, the one-millionth wreath was placed. For more information about the Wreaths Across America ceremony or how to purchase a wreath for the ceremony, email jaycarmon@carmonfh.com, visit www.carmonfuneralhome.com or call (860) 688-2200. Carmon Community Funeral Homes will donate a portion of the purchase of each wreath to veterans groups in the community.


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