HOWELL – The Howell Heritage and Historical Society has announced that they will be partnering with Wreaths Across America to lay wreaths on graves of the forgotten.
The mission of Wreaths Across America is to remember and honor veterans with the laying of remembrance wreaths on the graves of the country’s fallen heroes.
“Our mission to ‘Remember, Honor and Teach’ lasts all year long, far beyond the single day in December when we coordinate wreath-laying ceremonies. All throughout the year, Wreaths Across America works in a number of ways to show our veterans and their families that we will not forget – we will never forget,” Wreaths Across America state on their website.
The Howell Heritage and Historical Society will be taking on Cedar Lawn/Southard Methodist Episcopal Church Cemetery in Howell to collect sponsors in order to lay wreaths. The service will take place on December 18 at 12 p.m. This location will be in addition to the Wreaths Across America ceremonies that are taking place at other cemeteries in the area. All cemeteries in the Howell and Farmingdale areas will have veterans recognized for their dedication and service to the country.
There are 120 veterans buried at the Cedar Lawn / Southard Methodist Episcopal Church Cemetery.
Wreaths are $15 each and can be sponsored by visiting wreathsacrossamerica.org/pages/167812. You can also mail a check or money order c/o Howell Heritage and Historical Society PO Box 444 Farmingdale, NJ 07727. Include the name of a specific veteran with your payment and they will make sure that the sponsorship goes in correctly.
If you cannot sponsor a wreath and would like to volunteer to lay the wreaths or attend the ceremony, visit the website to sign up.
Contact the Howell Heritage and Historical Society at 732-977-5805 with any questions. Make sure to leave a message, or email them at Howellheritageandhistoricalsoc@gmail.com.
The Cedar Lawn/Southard Methodist Episcopal Church Cemetery is located at the corner of Church and Kent roads. in Howell.