December 18 is National Wreaths Across America Day and one local program is working hard to honor veterans in Gold Beach.
Freedom is often defined as “Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” However, some Americans will choose to forgo some of their personal freedoms by choosing to serve their country and its citizens. This selfless sacrifice is what makes every veteran a hero. In addition, when asked why they did it, many will answer simply by saying, “Because it was the right thing to do!”
On December 18, it will be National Wreaths Across America Day. On this day, we not only thank an interred veteran for their sacrifices, but also say their name aloud and keep their memory alive for family, friends and their community at a time of year when they are missed the most. Local volunteers are feverishly working on this mission right now.
Locally, volunteers for the Wreaths Across America program are very close to honoring every single veteran laid to rest at Rogue River Cemetery but they need just a little extra help to complete the mission. Please consider a small gift of remembrance by sponsoring a veteran’s wreath for $15 which will be placed at the headstone of one of our local heroes. Each sponsorship goes toward a live, balsam wreath that will be placed on the headstone of an American hero as we endeavor to honor all veterans laid to rest at noon on Saturday, December 18, as part of National Wreaths across America Day.
To sponsor a wreath for Rogue River Cemetery or learn how to volunteer, go to www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/OR0067.