ROSCOMMON —Roscommon Post #96 of The Michigan American Legion announced that Oakwood Cemetery (Lyon Township), Roscommon Village Cemetery, Gerrish Township Cemetery , Markey Township Cemetery and Pioneer Cemetery (South Branch Township) in Roscommon have once again joined in the mission to “Remember, Honor, Teach,” as an official location for 2019. This is the fourth year area cemeteries will participate in this national event.
Wreaths Across America started as a simple gesture of thanks that has grown into a national movement of dedicated volunteers and communities coming together to not only remember the nation’s fallen and honor their service, but to teach the next generation about the sacrifices made for Americans to live freely. This year, there will be nearly 2,000 participating locations placing wreaths on National Wreaths Across America Day on Dec. 14, with more than two million volunteers coming together nationally.
The goal for Oakwood Cemetery (Lyon Township)is to place seventy five (75) veterans’ wreaths on the headstones of all the local heroes laid to rest there, to ensure that the individuals who served to protect the freedoms of our country never be forgotten and to bring the community together in patriotic commemoration.
“We are forever grateful for the thousands of supporters who dedicate their time and effort to fulfilling the mission on a local level,” said Karen Worcester, executive director, Wreaths Across America. “These individuals and their communities know the value of remembering the fallen, honoring those who currently serve and teaching the next generation about the sacrifices made for our freedom every day, and without their continued support, Wreaths Across America would not exist.”
Those interested in volunteering for Wreaths Across America, or sponsoring a wreath for any of the five cemeteries listed above, are invited to visit wreathsacrossamerica.org to learn more.