The Mission of Wreaths Across America is to “Remember, Honor, Teach.”
It is carried out in part by coordinating wreath laying ceremonies on the second Saturday of December at Arlington, as well as veterans’ cemeteries and other locations in all 50 states and beyond.
They also organize a week of events including international veteran’s tributes, ceremonies at State Houses and a week-long “Veteran’s Parade” between Maine and Virginia where they stop along the way to spread our message about the importance of remembering our fallen heroes, honoring those who serve and teaching our children about the sacrifices made by veterans and their families to preserve our freedoms.
This year the Town Cemetery in Kershaw was one of the Cemeteries that applied to a part of the Wreaths Across America Program.
Through the combines efforts of the Town of Kershaw, the Kershaw Chamber of Commerce and the King Alfred Garden Club, more than 500 wreaths were purchased and placed on Veteran’s Graves.
Miss Pageland Emily Moody assisted with the placing of the wreaths including one honoring her Grandfather who was a U.S. Navy Veteran and is buried in the Kershaw Cemetery.