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REMEMBER the Fallen. . . HONOR those who Serve. . . TEACH our children the value of Freedom.

Welcome to the River City Cadet Squadron IN220 (IN0001P)'s Wreaths Across America Page. 

On Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 11:00 AM, River City Cadet Squadron IN220 (IN0001P) will be helping Oak Hill Cemetery and Arboretum to Remember and Honor our veterans by laying Remembrance wreaths on the graves of our country's fallen heroes.

Please help us honor and remember as many fallen heroes as possible by sponsoring remembrance wreaths, volunteering on Wreaths Day, or inviting your family and friends to attend with you.

Thank you so much for supporting the River City Cadet Squadron IN220 (IN0001P) and Wreaths Across America!

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Sponsor Wreaths

Click "Sponsor Wreaths" to sponsor a wreath and help us reach our goal of honoring every veteran at the cemetery.

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Volunteer

Click here if you would like to participate in the wreath laying ceremony on Wreaths Day at the cemetery.

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In Memoriam
by Jillian Brinkley for William L., Jr. Brinkley, Served From 1941 to 1943, Born 05/13/23, Passed On 11/19/43, Ho
Uncle Babe enlisted in the Army tank corps in February of 1941 and was shipped overseas in March of 1942. He transferred to the newly organized First Battalion of Darby’s Rangers in May of 1942. He participated in the raid on Dieppe in Aug of ’42, and also served in North Africa, Sicily and Italy. On November 13, 1943 he sustained abdominal wounds while on patrol in Venafro, Italy and died 6 days later on November 19, 1943 … less than one month before his brother, Wes, was to be shot down over Germany.
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In Memoriam
by Jillian Brinkley for Wesley B. Brinkley, Served From 1941 to 1943, Born 10/15/15, Passed On 12/13/43, Honored
Uncle Wes enlisted in the Army on January 17, 1941, almost a year before the attack on Pearl Harbor. He served in the artillery for 7 months before joining the Army Air Corps. When he was commissioned as a 2nd Lt., he wrote home saying, “Am I happy!” He was waiting on his 1st Lt. Commission when he was killed in action. His last letter to his parents on Dec. 8th said how excited he was going to be to get that and it should be there any day now. He was shot down over Germany 5 days later on Dec. 13, 1943.
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Ceremony Details

Location Information

Oak Hill Cemetery and Arboretum (INOHCE)
1400 E Virginia St
Evansville, IN 47711
Click here for the Oak Hill Cemetery and Arboretum Page

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Saturday, December 14, 2019
11:00 AM

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Directions to Cemetery

Navigation systems do an adequate job finding the cemetery. When you arrive, please follow the people and signs to the site of the ceremony itself.

Parking Instructions

There is plenty of parking at this cemetery, so feel free to park in any available spot.

Ceremony and Volunteer Information

We are happy that you are willing to help with our Wreath Across America ceremony at Oak Hill Cemetery and Arboretum. Please do not forget to register to volunteer! That way you will get all updates about the cemetery itself.

Here are some things to remember about the ceremony:

  • Everyone of all ages and backgrounds is welcome.
  • Ceremonies around the world will be starting at the same moment, so please be on time.
  • Please help ensure that all participants get the opportunity to place a wreath.
  • Please follow the location coordinators instructions on where to place wreaths, as well as "how" they should be placed.
  • We especially appreciate volunteers willing to help clean-up. Please check in with the location coordinator if you are interested in helping with the clean-up.

The most important thing to remember is to have a wonderful experience participating in the ceremony and thank you so much for help Wreaths achieve our mission to remember, honor and teach.

Our Locations

Welcome to Oak Hill Cemetery and Arboretum (INOHCE) and thank you deeply for helping us with our goal to honor as many veterans as possible on Wreaths Across America Day, Saturday, December 14, 2019. Please click "View" to learn more about our effort or to volunteer to help or click "Sponsor" to purchase wreaths that will be laid on the graves of our fallen heroes by our loyal volunteers....