47 Locations in Colorado to Participate in National Wreaths Across America Day
COLUMBIA FALLS, Me., and DENVER, Co. — Nov. 11, 2019 — National nonprofit Wreaths Across America (WAA) announced today that forty-seven cemeteries have been registered by local volunteers to participate in National Wreaths Across America Day — Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019. This is the largest number of participating locations to date in Colorado to join the mission to Remember, Honor, Teach.
Across the state, the goal is to raise enough funds to place a live, balsam veteran’s wreath on the headstone of all the local heroes laid to rest in Colorado, 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. More than 85 fundraising groups, representing Daughters of the American Revolution Chapters, to Eagle Scouts, American Legion Posts, and more, help raise awareness and funds through the sale of $15 wreath sponsorships. There are two types of fundraising groups, one allows for $5 back to the group raising funds which allows the donor to ‘do good twice,’ while the other 3-for-2 groups maximize every dollar raised for placement of more wreaths. You can learn more about these options or sign up to be a WAA Fundraising Group here.
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 us to live freely. This year, there will be more than 1,700 participating locations in total across the country, supported by nearly 4,000 fundraising groups, with more than two million volunteers coming together all across the nation.
“We are forever grateful for the thousands of supporters who dedicate their time and effort to fulfilling our 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 on National Wreaths Across America Day, or sponsoring a $15 live balsam veteran’s wreath for a local Colorado cemetery are encouraged to review the following listing of participating locations:
Fairview Cemetery (Craig)
Fairview Cemetery (Colorado Springs)
Fairview Cemetery (Fountain)
Fairmount Cemetery (Lamar)
Fairmount Cemetery (Denver)
Grandview Cemetery (Fort Collins)
Linn Grove Cemetery (Greeley)
Olinger Crown Hill Mortuary & Cemetery (Wheat Ridge)
Olinger Highland Mortuary & Cemetery (Thornton)
Sunset Memorial Gardens (Greeley)
Trinity Memorial Garden (Greeley)
National Wreaths Across America Day is a free, non-political, community event open to all people.