Wreaths Across America Collections Continue
The Wreaths Across America ceremony will be held at noon on Saturday, December 16, 2017
in Darien’s Spring Grove Veterans Cemetery. Members of Darien’s VFW Post #6933,
Darien High School’s Support Our Soldiers group and Darien’s Monuments and Ceremonies
Commission will be collecting wreath sponsorships on October 21, at Darien
Doughnut from 9:00 to 11:30 am; and at Goodwives Stop and Shop from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.
Collections will continue on Sunday, October 22, at Noroton Heights Stop and Shop from
10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Wreath sponsorships will also be collected at Mama Carmella’s Deli on
Saturday, October 28 and Saturday, November 4, from 8:00 am -2:00 pm. and at Palmer’s
Market on Sunday, October 29 and Saturday, November 4, from 9:00 am to 1:30 pm.
Last year, wreaths covered all 2,184 graves in the veterans’ section of Spring Grove. The
public is encouraged to purchase wreath sponsorships and all are invited to help in the
wreath laying ceremony again this year.
Wreaths at $15.00 each can also be ordered directly from Wreaths Across America, with the
Group ID Code of CT0007 and Location Code of CTSGVD noted on the check/order form so
that wreaths arrive at the Darien location. The mailing address is: WAA P.O. Box 249
Columbia Falls, Maine 04623. Wreaths can also be ordered at the Wreaths Across America
website: www.wreathsacrossamerica.org. a non-profit 501(c) (3) founded to expand the
annual wreath-laying at Arlington National Cemetery.
Karen Kreitzberger Polett
Secretary, Monuments and Ceremonies Commission