Tallahassee 'Wreaths Across America' program honoring veterans - Tallahassee News | ABC 27 WTXL: Local News

Tallahassee 'Wreaths Across America' program honoring veterans

Print
Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Monday, November 25, 2013 8:05 am | Updated: 8:08 am, Fri Dec 13, 2013.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) -- A group of local veterans will join thousands of others to place wreaths on tombstones of local veterans.

It's part of the national "Wreaths Across America" program, where volunteers and veterans place sponsored wreaths on tombstones in a demonstration to pay tribute to those who have served in the military in the United States.

All ceremonies take place on Saturday, December 14.

Last year, volunteers were able to place nearly 200 wreaths at the Oakland Cemetery in Tallahassee. Each wreath was sponsored by a $15 donation.

Wreaths Across America began in 1992 when the Worcester Wreath Company had an overrun of wreaths and got permission to lay the wreaths at Arlington National Cemetery. That year they laid 5,000 wreaths. Last year more than 500,000 wreaths were laid at national cemeteries nationwide.

The Tallahassee Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol is accepting donations and sponsorships through Thanksgiving on Thursday for wreaths to be placed on grave sites at Oakland Cemetery.  

Wayne Hooks with Civil Air Patrol appeared Monday on WTXL ABC27 Sunrise to talk about this year's program

The Tallahassee "Wreaths Across America" program will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 14 at Oakland Cemetery located at the corner of Brevard and Bronough.

For more information, visit http://www.fl432.flwg.us or click HERE. You can also call (850) 294-8851.

Rules of Conduct

  • 1 Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
  • 2 Don't Threaten or Abuse. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated. AND PLEASE TURN OFF CAPS LOCK.
  • 3 Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
  • 4 Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
  • 5 Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
  • 6 Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.

Welcome to the discussion.