Chairman Bill Dudley of the Veterans Council of St. Johns County has announced to Historic City News that the annual drive for Wreaths Across America has begun.
The council is dedicated to ensuring that every headstone in the St. Augustine National Cemetery is adorned with a live holiday wreath this year. The council has successfully sponsored the drive for several years.
The community is invited to send donations to purchase the wreaths. Individual wreaths are $15.00. If two wreaths are purchased at $30.00 the council receives a free wreath (3 for cost of 2).
Our local businesses are encouraged to participate. With more than 1,200 gravesites the project is truly considerable.
The community is invited to the St. Augustine National Cemetery on December 17, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. for a ceremony followed by placement of the wreaths.
Youth organizations are encouraged to participate to learn and honor our veterans.
Checks made payable to Wreaths Across America may be sent to:
Veterans Council of St. Johns County
P. O. Box 2117
St. Augustine, FL 32085-2117
For any additional information please contact the campaign chair, SGM (Ret) Ray Quinn at 904.797.5622.