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Wreaths Across America
December 11, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
On December 11 from noon to 2 p.m. join us and Wreaths Across America for a special ceremony to honor military veterans. Wreaths Across America coordinates wreath-laying ceremonies at 1,600-plus locations, including a stop at New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial leading up to National Wreaths Across America Day on December 14.
With the help of over 100 volunteers, Wreaths Across America’s annual pilgrimage from Harrington, Maine, to Arlington National Cemetery has become known as the world’s largest veterans’ parade, over a mile long. The convoy of trucks, motorcycles and cars stop at schools, monuments, veterans’ homes, and communities along the way to remind people of the importance of supporting our veterans.
The wreath-laying ceremony is one way the community is able to show veterans and their families that their service and their sacrifice will never be forgotten. Over 366 wreaths will be placed at the New Jersey Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial Foundation (NJVVMF) during the ceremony, including one for every panel of the memorial, each representing a day of the year; New Jersey veterans are listed by date of casualty during the Vietnam War.
The NJVVMF will host a ceremony that will include stunning renditions of God Bless America and Amazing Grace performed by U.S. Army Six String Soldiers and Assembly, the presentation of wreaths to Gold Star Families, a short play performed by the students of Oak Hill Academy, a proclamation by the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders, and remarks by various dignitaries.
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