Wreaths across America Day, Dec. 17

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On Dec. 17, National Wreaths Across America Day, the mission to “Remember, Honor, and Teach” will be carried out by the Abigail Phelps Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution as a service to the Simsbury Cemeteries and to all residents of Simsbury and surrounding towns.

The wreaths are handcrafted of all-American balsam and hand-tied with a red velvet bow in Columbia Falls, Maine, and then delivered to one of the 2,800 participating locations across America. The individual wreaths will then be placed by volunteers on the markers of fallen heroes across the USA. Each volunteer will “say their name” to ensure that the legacy of duty, service and sacrifice of that veteran is never forgotten. Each wreath is $15.

Order forms are available at the Simsbury Cemetery brochure box and at the following locations: The Senior Center and the Social Services office at Eno Hall, The Simsbury Historical Society, Tulmeadow Farm, Ana’s Kitchen, Fitzgerald’s Foods, Simsbury Pharmacy, Simsbury Free Library, The Simsbury Public Library and The Granby Public Library. Wreaths will also be placed in these cemeteries in Simsbury: St. Bernard’s, Curtiss, and St. Albans.

Wreaths can be ordered for pick-up for placement in a cemetery other than in Simsbury. By signing up to purchase a wreath, you join a grateful nation in saying thank you to our veterans. If you would like to volunteer to help at the 12-noon ceremony at the Simsbury Cemetery on December 17, or have questions, please contact Angie Bautista at 860-490-0105 or by email at abautista@me.com.

The Abigail Phelps Chapter of the DAR’s mission is to inspire interest and support in historic preservation, education and patriotism which includes honoring veterans, cultivating citizenship, promoting conservation and volunteering in our communities, educating young scholars, and recognizing those who serve in our communities. Members in the Abigail Phelps Chapter  come from most towns in the north central area of Connecticut.