Greenwood Memorial Park is an Official Location for the 2019

National Wreaths Across America Day

The cemetery will join the nearly 2,000 participating locations across the country to Remember, Honor and Teach, on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019

Columbia Falls, MAINE, and San Diego, CADecember 14, 2019— National nonprofit Wreaths Across America (WAA) announced today that Greenwood Memorial Park in San Diego, CAhas once again joinedin the mission to Remember, Honor, Teach, as an official location for 2019. This is the Fifth year that the cemetery will participate in this national event.

Wreaths Across America started as a simple gesture of thanks that has grown into a national movement of dedicated volunteers and communities coming together to not only remember the nation’s fallen and honor their service, but to teach the next generation about the sacrifices made for Americans to live freely. This year, there will be nearly 2,000 participating locations placing wreaths on National Wreaths Across America Day – Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019 – with more than two million volunteers coming together.

The goal for Greenwood Memorial Park is to place 10,000 veterans’ wreaths on the headstones of all the local heroes laid to rest there, to ensure that the individuals who served to protect the freedoms of our country never be forgotten and to bring the community together in patriotic commemoration.

“We are forever grateful for the thousands of supporters who dedicate their time and effort to fulfilling the mission on a local level,” said Karen Worcester, executive director, Wreaths Across America. “These individuals and their communities know the value of remembering the fallen, honoring those who currently serve and teaching the next generation about the sacrifices made for our freedom every day, and without their continued support, Wreaths Across America would not exist.”

Those interested in volunteering for Wreaths Across America, or sponsoring a wreath for Greenwood Memorial Park, are invited to visitwww.wreathsacrossamerica.org/CA0241 to learn more. National Wreaths Across America Day is a free, non-political, community event open to all people.

About Wreaths Across America

Wreaths Across America is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded to continue and expand the annual wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery begun by Maine businessman Morrill Worcester in 1992. The organization’s mission – Remember, Honor, Teach – is carried out in part each year by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies in December at Arlington, as well as at thousands of veterans’ cemeteries and other locations in all 50 states and beyond. For more information, to sponsor wreaths or to sign up to volunteer, please visit www.WreathsAcrossAmerica.org/CA0241

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Media contacts:

Amber CaronGloria James – Greenwood Location Coordinator

207-513-6457619-527-3018

acaron@wreathsacrossamerica.orggloria.james@greenwoodsd.com