Stories tagged with: Wreaths Across America

December 12, 2015 - 7:02pm
28 weeks 3 days ago

Cemeteries from all over the country took time out to honor our service men and women.

This event happens each year, at noon on the second Saturday in December. It started 40 years ago when a wreath company in Maine decided to send their extra wreaths to Arlington National Cemetery where they there placed wreaths on military headstones. Since then, several locations across united states has taken on this idea and dedicated this day as 'Wreaths Across America.'

"It's a way in...

November 11, 2014 - 5:38pm
1 year 33 weeks ago

In 2013 Wreaths Across America volunteers laid over 540 thousand memorial wreaths across the country on veteran graves. This year is another chance for you to get involved thanks to Snouffer Funeral Home.

2014 marks the 5th year of Snouffer's involvement with the Wreaths Across America organization, who continue their mission to remember, honor, and teach. For just fifteen dollars you can purchase a wreath to be placed on a veteran grave in honor of their service to our country....

November 5, 2012 - 6:02pm
3 years 33 weeks ago

For the second year in a row Snouffer Funeral Home in Zanesville will take part in "Wreaths Across America".

Twenty years ago a wreath company in Maine decided to send their extra holiday wreaths to Arlington National Cemetary, where they were placed on military headstones. Since then the event has evolved to incorporate cemetary locations all across the nation, including Zanesville Memorial Park.

"It gives the citizens time to honor those who have served our...

November 7, 2011 - 12:05pm
4 years 33 weeks ago

In 1992 a wreath company from Maine was left with extra wreaths close to the holiday season. The company sent the 5,000 extra wreaths to Arlington National Cemetery where they were placed on the military headstones.

That one act of kindness has translated into a national movement called Wreaths Across America. At over 500 locations including Zanesville Memorial Park wreaths will be placed on the graves of veterans.

"Wreaths Across America stands for three things remember,...

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