Saturday, December 16, 2017
Somers North, Center, and West Cemeteries
[Ceremony begins at Noon at North Cemetery (corner of Springfield & Stebbins Roads, followed by Center Cemetery, 81 Battle Street, followed by West Cemetery, 450 Main Street, Somers, CT]
Somers has been a part of the "Wreaths Across America" program since 2013, to honor our veterans laid to rest in Somers' cemeteries. This December, wreaths that have been sponsored by friends and families of our honored veterans will then be distributed or placed on the individual graves in memory of our honored veterans. There will also be wreaths provided to the Somers American Legion, who in turn will participate in a short ceremony which will be conducted in each of the town's cemeteries and our war memorials in memory of those lives given in defense of our country as well as to honor those veterans that have served their country.
Please watch the video about "Wreaths Across America"
Groups or organizations who would like to help us remember and honor veterans laid to rest in our cemeteries or by those individuals wishing to sponsor a wreath for placement on the grave of their loved one can do so by selecting the following link:
Wreaths Across America™ (WAA) is a non-profit organization founded by the Worcester family in 2007 as a result of interest in their Arlington Wreath Project. In 2008 and 2009 the United States Congress unanimously decreed the second Saturday of December as Wreaths Across America Day.
WAA’s mission, Remember, Honor and Teach, is carried out in part by placing wreaths on veterans’ graves and having simultaneous ceremonies during the holiday season at locations all over the country and beyond. WAA ceremonies are held at over 500 locations in the USA and 24 offshore sites. WAA also organizes a week of events including international veteran’s tributes, ceremonies at State Houses and a week-long “Veteran’s Parade” between Maine and Virginia stops are made along the way to spread the 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.
Video: Patriot Guard Riders Escort Wreaths to Veteran's Cemetery
For more information on Wreaths Across America:
Contact the Post if you'd like us to order the wreath for you
Toll Free: (888) 240-8188