Sponsorships needed to cover every veteran headstone at Beaufort National Cemetery
From staff reports
Wreaths Across America Beaufort will hold a Remembrance Wreath placement ceremony again this year on Saturday, Dec. 17, for veterans buried in Beaufort National Cemetery.
The ceremony begins at noon. The public is invited to welcome the trucks and motorcycle escort into Beaufort, which will be followed by a short ceremony and then the wreath placement.
More than 26,000 veterans are buried in Beaufort National Cemetery, and the group’s goal every year is to place wreaths on as many headstones as possible. Last year, every headstone had a wreath placed on it. Group members are working hard for wreath sponsorships but still have a way to go to make the goal.
You can sponsor a veteran’s Remembrance Wreath for $15 at www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/GA0175P. Each sponsorship goes toward a live, balsam wreath that will be placed on the headstone of an American hero as we endeavor to honor all veterans laid to rest as part of National Wreaths Across America Day.
Wreaths Across America is the non-profit organization best known for placing wreaths on veterans’ headstones at Arlington National Cemetery. However, in 2021, the organization placed more than 2.4 million sponsored veterans’ wreaths at more than 3,100 participating locations nationwide.
Throughout the calendar year you can tune in to Wreaths Across America Radio, 24/7, to learn more about the mission and those who support it across the country, as well as the hundreds of local charitable efforts nationwide that are funded through the Group Sponsorship Program.
Wreaths Across America is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded to continue and expand the annual wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery begun by Maine businessman Morrill Worcester in 1992. The organization’s mission – Remember, Honor, Teach – is carried out in part each year by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies in December at Arlington, as well as at thousands of veterans’ cemeteries and other locations in all 50 states and beyond.
All Wreaths Across America Day events are, non-political/religious events, open to all.