WREATHS

"All is well, safely rest, God is nigh."  From Taps by Daniel Butterfield

We look forward to having you join us for the 9th annual Wreath Laying Event.

 The Wreath Committee is comprised of all members and is charged with the purchase and placement of live holiday wreaths on each grave site at the cemetery.  The annual "Wreath Laying Ceremony" is held in December of each year.  The Ceremony includes a motorcycle drive-by, the UAW Veterans Freedom Truck, presentation of the colors, a military band, the Honor Guard, and distinguished guest speakers.  Family members are invited to lay wreaths first followed by all others who wish to participate.  The wreaths are provided by generous donations from individuals, Corporate Sponsors, and organizations throughout the year.  Three hundred and fifty wreaths were laid in the first ceremony on December 14, 2013.  On December 18, 2021, Friends and Family laid approximately 1,600 wreaths at the 9th Annual Wreath Laying Program.  Each year the number of gravesites increases placing greater demands on the Committee's fundraising goals.  With continued generous support from the public we hope to continue the wreath laying in the coming years.

"The wreaths are made of live interlocking branches and are a tradition dating back to 3rd Century  B.C. Greece.  They are a symbol of strength and victory."

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A Symbol of Strength and courage

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2021 Program Guests

L toR  Program MC, Invocation Speaker, Sea Cadets Commander

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MOAA, Southwest VA Chapter, Military Wreaths Team

10th Annual Wreath Laying Ceremony

 

Saturday, December 17, 2022

1 PM at the Wall of Honor

Southwest Virginia Veterans Cemetery

5550 Bagging Plant Road, Dublin, VA  24073

Check our website at www.swvavcv.org during the year for important information concerning parking, bus transportation, time changes, inclement weather conditions, etc....