FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Cassandra Lafser, 407.246.2182
Heather Fagan, 407.246.3423
The City of Orlando Honors Local Veterans with Wreaths
Across America Day at Greenwood Cemetery
On Saturday, December 14, residents and visitors are
invited to Greenwood Cemetery to honor veterans during the holiday
season as part of the national Wreaths Across America Day.
As part of the event, District 4 City Commissioner Patty Sheehan will
host a ceremony that honors veterans from all branches of the military:
Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, Merchant Marines and
POW/MIA. Immediately following the ceremony, volunteers will place more
than 400 wreaths in the American Legion/Military section of the
Greenwood Cemetery. District 3 City Commissioner Robert F. Stuart will
also be in attendance at the event.
Wreaths Across America Day began more than 20 years ago when the
Worcester Wreath Company from Harrington, Maine initiated a tradition of
donating and placing wreaths on the headstones of our nation’s fallen
heroes at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia.
The public is invited to attend the ceremony and volunteer to place
wreaths. Jersey Mike’s Subs Central Florida stores through their
customers and employees efforts, along with local citizens, raised and
donated the funds to purchase the more than 400 wreaths for the
Saturday, December 14, 2013
Ceremony begins at 12 p.m.
Greenwood Cemetery – Military section
1603 Greenwood Street
East of Mills Avenue and south of the East-West Expressway