The Wreaths Across America Veteran Ceremony will be at the Willimantic Cemetery on the corner of Rt 66 and Rt 32 on Saturday, December 15 at noon. It is sad to say that you can no longer purchase a wreath because they are in transit to our location. You can join us to honor all veterans on Saturday. Many thanks to those of you who donated for this very worthy cause. Happy Holidays!! And our undying gratitude to the men and women and dogs who have fought and served in all branches of our armed services.
Windham Chamber is proud to sponsor Wreaths Across America for Willimantic Cemetary. Please help us in remembering the fallen & honor those that have served our country.
Help our location lay wreaths at as many graves as possible. Wreaths are $15 each OR purchase two wreaths and a third wreath gets donated for free.
Please click on the link below for more information, to purchase a wreath or if you would like to participate in the wreath laying ceremony on December 15th you may sign up via the link as well to do so. On check out page please be sure that the location is Windham – Willimantic Cemetary & the location ID is CTWWCW, to assure that the wreaths will be sent to our cemetery.
Last year 1.5 million wreaths were laid at 1400 locations across the country.The inspiration for this year’s theme stems from the 2009 drama “Taking Chance,” which was based on the experiences of U.S. Marine Lt. Colonel Michael Strobl, who escorted the body of a fallen Marine, PFC Chance Phelps back to his hometown in Wyoming from the Iraq War. Through the Wreaths Across America program, we are ensuring that the lives of our men and women in uniform are remembered, not their deaths. It is our responsibility as Americans, to be their witness and to share their stories of service and sacrifice with the next generation. WAA’s annual pilgrimage from Columbia Falls, Maine, to Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia has become known as the world’s largest veterans’ parade, stopping at schools, monuments, veterans’ homes and communities all along the way to remind people how important it is to Remember, Honor and Teach. This is an excellent way for us to honor our military and our veterans. We hope you will all participate.