The City of Orlando Honors Local Veterans with Wreaths Across America Day at Greenwood Cemetery
On Saturday, December 16th at 12 noon, 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, Senior Chief James B. Moore, USN 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. Ceremonial wreaths will be placed by members of the Orlando Police and Fire Departments.
Immediately following, volunteers will place more than 600 wreaths in the American Legion/Military, Union, Spanish American War, and Confederate sections of the Greenwood Cemetery. The public is invited to attend the ceremony and volunteer to place wreaths.
Wreaths Across America Day began more than 23 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.
Saturday, December 16, 2017
Ceremony begins promptly at 12 p.m.
Greenwood Cemetery – Military section
1603 Greenwood Street
East of Mills Avenue and south of the East-West Expressway