Wreaths Across America 4-H Service Project

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Wreaths on tombstoneThis year Swain County 4-H will be participating in a service project where we will be raising money in order to place wreaths in local cemeteries in honor of our American Heroes.

What does it mean to sponsor a wreath? It means you’ll honor an American hero at the Greenhill Cemetery in Waynesville, NC or the Highlands Cemetery in Highlands, NC this year on Wreaths Across America Day. It’s a day that’s been set aside to lay wreaths at the places where we remember, honor and teach about our veterans. A place where we can pay tribute to their sacrifices.

Your sponsorship will ensure that a wreath is hand-crafted of all-American balsam and hand-tied with a red velvet bow. It will then be sent to one of these locations and a volunteer will place it on the marker of a fallen hero. That volunteer will then “say their name” to ensure that the legacy of duty, service and sacrifice of that veteran is never forgotten.

So, what does it mean to sponsor a wreath? It means you have the opportunity to join a grateful nation in saying “Thank You” to our veterans.

Raising money now until December 7, 2021

Anyone that would like to donate money in order to sponsor a wreath can send money to the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Swain County Center, Attn: Kyla-Jo Farmer at PO Box 2329, Bryson City, NC 28713. Cash or checks will be accepted. Please make all checks out to Swain County 4-H.

Wreaths Across America

Join us on National Wreaths Across America Day; December 18, 2021

Each December on National Wreaths Across America Day, our mission to Remember, Honor and Teach is carried out by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery, as well as at more than 2,500 additional locations in all 50 U.S. states, at sea and abroad.