|December, 2017||show full year||Close|
|Event:||National Wreaths Across America Day|
|Date:||December 16th, 2017.|
|Location:||Windsor Veterans Memorial Cemetery on East St.|
“Our ceremony will feature a color guard and readings by members of local clergy and veterans, to be followed by the ceremonial laying of wreaths by local Boy Scout Troops 149 and 203,” explains Matthew Carmon, a third-generation funeral director at family-owned Carmon Community Funeral Home. His grandfather was the firm’s founder, Frank W. Carmon Jr., who received three Purple Hearts and the Distinguished Service Cross, among other decorations, during World War II, and this project is a way of honoring him and the nation’s veterans. “We are very pleased to be able to again join Wreaths Across America to pay respect to the lives and service of our local veterans.”
Wreaths Across America has since expanded to include more than 1,000 local fundraising groups in all 50 states, representing more than 1,100 cemeteries, military memorials and other locations, along with the nation’s cemetery in Arlington, Va., and at national veterans’ cemeteries on foreign soil. In 2008, Congress issued a proclamation officially recognizing “Wreaths Across America Day” each December, this year on December 16. The organization’s mission, Remember, Honor, Teach, is carried out in part by coordinating these numerous wreath-laying ceremonies, and is committed to teaching younger generations about the value of their freedoms and the importance of honoring those who sacrificed so much to protect those freedoms.
For more information about the December 16th Windsor Veterans Memorial Cemetery’s Wreaths Across America ceremony or how to order a wreath for the ceremony, contact Lisa Petkis at Carmon Community Funeral Homes at 860-688-2200 or email Lpetkis@carmonfh.com.