Volunteers needed to prepare wreaths for veterans through Nov. 3

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - In respect to the men and women who fought and served to protect our freedoms, Wreaths for Veterans volunteers are working to prepare thousands of remembrance wreaths to lay at their graves. The group is asking for more volunteers to help honor our fallen heroes.

All of the wreaths are made by hand. Volunteers are needed to help cut ribbon, twist wire, and tie bows starting Monday at the Huntsville City Schools Administrative Annex warehouse, located on Bob Wallace Avenue.  The group will prepare close to 4,000 wreaths.

Joy Parker founded Wreaths for Veterans in Huntsville nine years ago. Huntsville was the first city in Alabama to participate in the program. She welcomes everyone to come out to help and give thanks for those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

"It represents thousands when you do this," says Parker. "It's not just us, it's thousands and for them. I say thank you."

Volunteers are still needed on the following dates:

  • October 31, November 1-3: Fluffing bows at Huntsville City Schools Warehouse, located at 714 Bob Wallace Ave SW, Huntsville, AL 35801 (just across  L&N, next to Huntsville High School)
  • November 16: Placing wreaths at Maple Hill Cemetery at 9 a.m.
  • November 17: Placing wreaths at Valhalla Cemetery at 9 a.m.
  • January 4, 2017: Pick up wreaths at Maple Hill Cemetery 9 a.m.
  • January 5, 2017: Pick up wreaths at Valhalla Cemetery 9 a.m.

If you would like to contribute to the effort, please call Joy Parker at (256) 881-5487.