Wreaths Across America Beaufort still short 8,000 wreaths


Wreaths to be placed Dec. 18 at Beaufort National Cemetery

From staff reports

Wreaths Across America Beaufort will be placing Remembrance Wreaths in Beaufort National Ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 18. A brief ceremony will begin promptly at noon.

Several local Fire Departments will be on hand to along the route to pay their respects and the traditional motorcycle escort of the tractor trailers carrying the wreaths is estimated to arrive at 11:45 a.m.

Current wreath sponsorships stand at more than 18,000 wreaths — short of the total goal of 26,000. Wreaths can still be sponsored online at www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/GA0175P. That is a direct link to make sure Beaufort National Cemetery receives the wreaths.

There are more than 26,000 veteran heroes buried in Beaufort National Cemetery, including 1,000 children, hundreds of unknowns, and two Congressional Medal of Honor recipients.

Trucks will arrive with the Remembrance Wreaths and the traditional motorcycle escort at 11:45 a.m. If the public would like to watch the escort and arrival of the tractor trailers, they are asked to stay outside the cemetery gates.

When the trucks enter the cemetery, boxes of wreaths will be unloaded and distributed to volunteers at their locations around the cemetery.

Parking within the cemetery will be strictly limited. Members of the public not volunteering are asked to visit the cemetery to pay their respects in the days after the Remembrance Wreaths are placed.

Remembrance Wreath retirement will be Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022.For questions and more information, please contact Location Coordinator David Edwards at waabeaufort@outlook.com or by calling 912-313-1506.

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