Wreaths Across America Update 2017
Dear Reader, the following correspondence is to the Group Leader for Wreaths Across America, Auxiliary member, Toni Uberti.
Thank you for being a Group Leader for Wreaths Across America and for supporting Long Island National Cemetery. Please see the message below from the Location Coordinator for Long Island National Cemetery :
Good Morning, We've got some exciting news to report along with a slight change to the start of the event on December 16th. First off, we've surpassed last year's count of 1,837 with over 3,000 wreaths donated so far. A great job of fundraising to all our support groups. We also have well over 300 registered volunteers, so please continue to spread the word Second, I have been speaking with Wreaths Across America and can tell you that Rob and Sarah Worcester will be in attendance for our ceremony. Rob is the son of Merrill Worcester who started this 25 years ago and Sarah is his wife. Now to the truly amazing news... I can now let everybody know that Long Island National Cemetery will be receiving AT LEAST 25,000 wreaths for this years ceremony!!! On Saturday, December 16th at approximately 10:15AM, a convoy of several tractor trailers will leave Long Island Marriott in Uniondale bringing these Wreaths to Long Island National Cemetery. They'll be met by all our volunteers who will help unload the boxes and have them ready to be placed after our noontime ceremony. 10 years ago, we started with 77 wreaths and this year, we can now say that almost 10% of the cemetery will be covered with wreaths! We are asking that volunteers arrive at 10:30 rather than 11:30-11:45 to assist us unload the wreaths. Please share this information with your friends possible, we'd love to have as many people possible come down and help honor our veterans.
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