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News Release: Holiday Wreath-laying to Honor Veterans

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November 26, 2019

Culpeper National Cemetery

305 US Avenue Culpeper, VA 22701
Media Advisory
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Matthew Priest, Director
540-825-0027
November 25, 2019
Holiday Wreath-laying to Honor Veterans
What: Culpeper National Cemetery will host Wreaths Across America, an annual holiday wreath-laying ceremony to honor and remember our nation's Veterans through the laying of Remembrance wreaths on the graves of our county's fallen heroes and the act of saying the name of each and every veteran aloud. Veterans service organizations and citizens are contributing to the event to honor Veterans of each branch of the military, the Merchant Marine as well as Prisoners of War and Missing in Action, Gold Star families and 22 A Day.
Who: All are welcome to join the 28 Fundraising groups, representatives from the military services, Veterans and their families.
Guest Speaker: Bryce Reeves Senator, Virginia 17th District
Charles Bush Jr. Commander, District 8 VFW
When: December 14, 2019 at 12:00pm
Where: Culpeper National Cemetery
305 US Avenue Culpeper, VA 22701
Contact: Sharon Croushorn
540-308-0814
Background: The Worcester Wreath Company, through a campaign called Wreaths Across America, began donating holiday wreaths to in tribute to Veterans laid to rest at VA national cemeteries and state Veterans cemeteries in 2006. National Wreaths Across America Day is now nationwide at 2,095 locations. In the spirit of honoring Veterans this time of year, Sharon Croushorn and Jennifer Smith, WAA Location Coordinators will be coordinating a wreath ceremony for Culpeper National Cemetery as part of the national Wreaths Across America effort.
Only handicap / special needs parking will be available at the cemetery. Golf carts will be available to help settle visitors from the corner of US Avenue and East Street to the ceremony. Wreath laying will commence after the ceremony.
For more information on this event, visit the website at www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/VACNCC or contact the Location Coordinators at culpeperwaa.com
Contact:
Matthew Priest, Director
(540) 825-0027