Volunteer! Saratoga Nat’l Cemetery Wreaths to Honor Local Veterans
This Saturday, December 17th, thousands of holiday wreaths will be placed on local veterans' gravestones at the Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery. They need more volunteers and you can help.
Wreaths Across America
This will be the seventh year for National Wreaths Across America Day at the Saratoga National Cemetery. Through community donations, fifteen thousand wreaths have been ordered. Because all fifteen thousand wreaths were ordered it will ensure that every grave at Saratoga National Cemetery will don a holiday remembrance wreath.
Volunteers Are Needed This Weekend
This Saturday, December 17th, hundreds of volunteers will be on hand to lay the wreaths on the veterans' graves. More volunteers are needed. If you would like to be part of this beautiful ceremony, click here.
The wreath laying will start at 10:30 am and there will be the National Wreath Day Ceremony starting at 12 pm. The cemetery is broken down into sections with a team leader at each section to guide the volunteers.
A spokesperson for National Wreaths Across America said that there are many gravesites that may no longer get visitors or those who can't come. This event allows those veterans to be honored and remembered.
This Event is Open to the Public
Even if you don't volunteer to do wreath laying, you are welcome to attend the ceremony at noon on Saturday. Air Force, Brigadier General Denise Donnell, Commander of the New York National Guard at the Stratton Air National Guard Base in Scotia will be the keynote speaker.