Group Asks For Volunteers To Help Prepare Wreaths For Veterans

Volunteers help prepare wreaths for veterans' graves (WHNT News 19 file photo)

Volunteers help prepare wreaths for veterans' graves (WHNT News 19 file photo)

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A local group that honors fallen veterans is asking for volunteers to help with the annual effort to lay wreaths on their graves.

The group lays the wreaths on the graves in mid-November and then removes them in January.  Here are the dates to mark down if you’re interested.  All events are held rain or shine.

Wreath Preparation
Dates: Monday and Tuesday, November 5-6, 9:30 a.m.
Location: 2102 West Ferry Way (located on the west side of Leeman Ferry Road)
The building is the second  on right on West Ferry.  This is where wreaths will be prepared.

Wreath Placement
Dates: Wednesday and Thursday, November 14-15, 9:30 a.m.
Locations: Wednesday–Maple Hill Cemetery, 202 Maple Hill Street
                  Thursday – Valhalla Cemetery, 698 Winchester Road

Ceremony to Honor Veterans
Date: – Saturday, 15 December, 11 a.m.
Location: Maple Hill Cemetery

Removing Wreaths
Dates: Tuesday and Wednesday, January 8-9, 9:30 a.m.
Location: Tuesday – Maple Hill Cemetery
                Wednesday – Valhalla Cemetery

If you would like to help the group, please contact Jennifer Hames, Vice President of Wreaths for Veterans.  You can reach her at (256) 527-8944 or (256) 772-8944.

Filed in: Community, Huntsville, News

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