Gloucester County has without a doubt one of the most beautiful Veteran’s Cemeteries in the country and one we can all be proud of. For years other communities throughout the country have participated in a program where veterans and volunteers come together to raise funds to purchase and lay wreaths on the grave sites of veterans and family members in their communities buried in local Veteran Cemeteries as a gesture of honor and remembrance. Gloucester County will be joining the ranks of these other communities in honoring our veterans at a special ceremony at noon on December 11th 2010 at the Gloucester County Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery in Monroe Township. The goal is to lay 1100 wreaths covering all the grave sites at the Gloucester County Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery and conducting a ceremony of remembrance.
To do this however, we need your help. We are seeking donations to purchase the wreaths as well as volunteers to help us lay the wreaths at the grave sites on December 11th prior to the noon dedication. We have made the commitment of laying 1100 wreaths this year, the number of grave sites currently at the cemetery, and making this an annual event.
People for People of Gloucester County, The Veterans Advisory Committee, The Civil Air Patrol, Lora & Rich Gess and the Rotary Clubs of Glassboro and Washington Twp Breakfast are spearheading this effort to raise the funds needed and laying the Wreaths of Remembrance at the Gloucester County Veterans Memorial Cemetery. We invite you to join us in honoring the memory of the 1100 Veterans and family members who are interred at the Cemetary.
- Wreaths with ribbons can be purchased at $5.00 each.
- Volunteers are needed to help lay the Wreaths of Remembrance
- Ceremony will take place on Dec. 11, 2010 at noon
Wreaths can be purchased:
- By sending a check made payable to: “People For People” Please write “Wreaths” in the memo line.
Mail to: PO Box 256 Mullica Hill, NJ 08062
- Go to http://pfpfoundation.givezooks.com/campaigns/wreaths-of-remembrance to purchase on line with a credit card
All donations must be received by December 1st 2010. All money raised towards the “Wreaths of Remembrance” program will go directly to the purchase of the wreaths. This is not a fund raiser for any organization or group and 100% of all funds raised will go directly to the program.
Paul and Bernadette Blackstock 856-694-1355
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