Saturday, December 16, 2023

December 16, 2023~Part 2 Wreaths Across America.


Saturday, December 16, 2023~ National Wreaths Across America Day...........Coming together to REMEMBER the fallen, HONOR those who serve, and TEACH the next generation the value of freedom! 

A touching and emotional ceremony was held at noon, at the Salem Museum garden, followed by laying of wreaths, in East Hill Cemetery and East Hill North Cemetery. What a sight to see a multitude of individuals' groups/dignitaries/veterans/families come out to show support for the 156 veterans that were honored.

*** Expressions of Appreciation, the ceremony, and honored guests are included in the program. 

The December weather was PERFECT! This was a first time event for Ft Lewis DAR Chapter Members, and a successful endeavour. AND the event was yet another #NewToMeAt75 outing! 

Enjoy the photos and apologies in advance for a trigger happy thumb and too many photos! 

Wreaths Across  America can be followed on Facebook and Instagram.

Monday, December 11, 2023

Dec 11, 2023 Wreaths Across America Part 1


BRRRRRR......... Thank you to the brave members (and a few hubbies and brother) for venturing out early this morning in the wind and cold temperatures. We welcomed the Wreaths Across america '18 wheeler' to the parking lot of the Salem Museum. What and awesome site to see! Thirteen boxes were unloaded (a total of 156 wreaths).

These wreaths are being stored at the Salem Museum. Thank you to Fran Ferguson, Executive Director of the Salem Museum and Historical Society, for aiding the Fort Lewis Chapter NSDAR with storage space, as well as providing the perfect place for Saturday's 1st-time ceremony for this chapter(Fort Lewis)

. What an honor to be a part of the significant ceremony, honoring our veterans. 
Wreaths were unpacked on the 14th, fluffed, assembled, and were ready to place for the FAA ceremony on Dec 16th.