|December, 2021||show full year||Close|
|Event:||Wreaths Across America|
|Date:||December 18th, 2021.|
Carmon Community Funeral Homes of Windsor and Windsor’s American Legion Gray-Dickenson Post #59 will host its annual Wreaths Across America wreath-laying ceremony on Saturday, December 18th at 12 p.m. at the Windsor Veterans Memorial Cemetery on East St. All are invited to attend this special event that will be held on the same day as more than 2,500 similar wreath-laying ceremonies will be held across the U.S., at sea and abroad. Last year, more than 500 wreaths were placed by volunteers in Windsor.
“This year’s annual ceremony in the Windsor Veterans Memorial Cemetery will feature a color guard, a rifle volley and playing of Taps, and readings by members of local clergy and veterans, to be followed by a three-gun salute and the ceremonial laying of wreaths by local Boy Scout Troop 149 and volunteers from Kaman Aerospace Corporation,” explains John C. Carmon, whose father, World War II veteran Frank W. Carmon Jr., founded the firm. “My father received three Purple Hearts and the Distinguished Service Cross, among other decorations, during World War II, and this annual project is a way of remembering him and all U.S. veterans. The Carmon family and staff are pleased to again join Wreaths Across America to honor their lives and their service.”
Windsor’s annual Wreaths Across America ceremony program began 12 years ago when the national organization reached out to the Hispanic-American Veterans of Connecticut, Inc. (HAVOCT). Carmon Community Funeral Homes, Windsor American Legion Post #59, and community groups, including local Boy Scouts of America troops, then joined them and the event in the Windsor Veterans Memorial Ceremony has grown larger every year since.
Wreaths to be placed on December 18th in Windsor Veterans Memorial Cemetery’s Wreaths Across America ceremony should be ordered and paid for no later than Friday, December 10th. To order on line, go to www.WreathsAcrossAmerica.org. To order directly with Carmon Community Funeral Homes, contact Lisa Carmon at 860-688-2200 or LCarmon@carmonfh.com