Farmingdale Cemetery To Host Veteran Wreath Laying Ceremony

This iconic photo of wreaths laid at Arlington National Cemetery helped start Wreaths Across America. (Photo courtesy Wreaths Across America)

FARMINGDALE – Join in a ceremony of remembrance to honor our local heroes on Dec. 15. On this day, Wreaths Across America will be making a stop in Farmingdale at the Farmingdale Evergreen Cemetery to lay remembrance wreaths on the graves of our fallen heroes.

Wreaths Across America is a national organization that takes time to honor the heroic sacrifices of our veterans during the holiday season, in addition to other national holidays such as Veterans Day and Memorial Day.

“Our service members sacrifice their time and safety every single day of the year to preserve our freedoms,” stated the Wreaths Across America website. “In many homes, there is an empty seat for one who is serving or one who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. There is no better time to express our appreciation than during the hustle and bustle of the holiday season.”

Farmingdale’s Evergreen Cemetery is one of over 1,400 participating locations that will be laying wreaths on this National Wreaths Across America Day, Dec. 15.

The wreaths will be placed on the graves of over 300 fallen veterans that have been laid to rest in this cemetery, while their names are read aloud.

You can sponsor a wreath for a veteran as well. Sponsorship is $15 per wreath.

For more information on the ceremony, or to volunteer, visit wreathsacrossamerica.org/njfecf.

 

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