WAKEENEY – This year marks the 26th anniversary of Worcester Wreath Company, Harrington, Maine, donating wreaths to adorn the headstones of our nation’s veterans at Arlington National Cemetery. In addition to wreaths destined for Virginia, Worcester Wreath will again donate seven ceremonial wreaths to more than 1,200 local, state, national and foreign cemeteries.
The 12th annual Wreaths Across America ceremony at the Kansas Veterans Cemetery in WaKeeney will be held Sat., Dec. 16 at 11 a.m.
We are not here to “decorate graves.” We’re here to remember not their deaths, but their lives.
—Karen Worcester, Executive Director of Wreaths Across America
The specially-made wreaths for Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, Merchant Marines and POW/MIA veterans will be placed during the ceremony.
Family members have the opportunity following the ceremony to place a wreath on their loved one’s grave. If family members are unable to attend, the American Legion Riders and other volunteers will place the wreaths on those graves.
For more information, call Cemetery Manager Heidi Goff at (785) 743-5685.