Wreath making underway for graves of AL veterans

Volunteers needed for annual effort to honor fallen & deceased heroes

Wreath making underway for graves of AL veterans
The group will be making close to 1,000 wreaths for fallen and deceased heroes.

HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - Heartfelt efforts are underway in Huntsville to honor local veterans in a special way!

The Wreaths for Veterans organization is preparing to place wreaths on the graves of veterans laid to rest at Maple Hill and Valhalla cemeteries.

Their first event on Tuesday was a bow making workshop at the U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum off Airport Road.

The group will be making close to 1,000 wreaths for fallen and deceased heroes.

“We’re starting to work on the wreaths for our fallen veterans. We’re starting making bows. Almost every year, we have to replace most of the bows,” said Joy Parker, Co-Founder & President of Wreaths for Veterans."So many more of our vets, especially our World War II veterans are leaving us so that means more burials here, more people to remember."

Volunteers are needed.

2018 WREATHS FOR VETERANS SCHEDULE

WREATH FLUFFING & PREPARATION

Dates: October 22-26, 2018 (Monday through Friday)

Time:9:30 a.m. daily

Place: Huntsville City Schools Warehouse

714 Bob Wallace Ave SW

Huntsville Al

The warehouse is located behind the brick City Schools Annex building at the comer of Bob Wallace Ave and L&N Dr.

Please bring gloves, scissors, and wire clippers.

WREATH PLACEMENT

VALHALLA: Date: November 14, 2018 (Wednesday)

Time: 9:30 a.m.

Place: Valhalla Cemetery, Winchester Road

MAPLE Hill: Date: November 15, 2018 (Thursday)

Time: 9:30 a.m.

Place: Maple Hill Cemetery, corner of California and McClung

WREATH PICK UP

VALHALLA:Date: January 8,2019 (Tuesday)

Time: 9:30 a.m.

Place: Valhalla Cemetery

MAPLE HILL: Date: January 9, 2019 (Wednesday)

Time: 9:30 a.m.

Place: Maple Hill Cemetery

A Ceremony will be held on December 15,2018 (Saturday) at 11:00 am at Maple Hill Cemetery.

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