Anderson celebrates with Wreaths Across America

December 14, 2018 by  

This holiday season, Wreaths Across America is set to continue its mission of honoring and remembering fallen soldiers by placing wreaths at their graves. Anderson will host one wreath-laying ceremony on National Wreaths Across America day.

The ceremony will be held at the M.J. Cooper Veterans Cemetery, which is on Inway Drive. The goal for Anderson is to get enough wreaths to place one at every grave, which was achieved last year. The ceremony will not only place the wreaths on graves, but also speak aloud the name of those in the cemetery.

Wreaths Across America began in 1992 from the Worcester Wreath Company, which found itself with a large surplus of wreaths. These were donated to Arlington National Cemetery with some help, and the tradition began. It was not until 2005 that the tradition grabbed national attention. Since the official founding of the nonprofit in 2007, Wreaths Across America has been growing larger each year, spreading across the country and having more wreath-laying ceremonies.

The wreath-laying ceremony will go on simultaneously in several places throughout the country. Volunteers are a large part of this ceremony.

Events like this often benefit from corporate gifts; without such gifts, their work would not be possible. The ceremony is open to the public, and is set to take place at noon tomorrow, December 15.

Learn to make pasta in Alpharetta

December 14, 2018 by  

A upcoming cooking class at Sur la Table goes over all the basics and essentials of making pasta at home. The aim of this class is to show people how easy it is, and some of the variations that can easily be conjured up by [Read more]

Jupiter offers several ways to see in 2019

December 14, 2018 by  

Jupiter revelers will be out in force over the transition into the New Year.

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Coral Springs honors legendary activist

December 13, 2018 by  

The memory of Dr. Martin Luther King will be celebrated in events coming in mid-January. The events will be presented by the Coral Springs MLK Jr. Committee.

The first will be [Read more]

Jacksonville spends evenings with Mozart

December 13, 2018 by  

The Jacksonville Symphony is starting the New Year with its 2019 Midwinter Mozart Festival.

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Port Saint Lucie to enjoy Saturday of seasonal celebrations

December 13, 2018 by  

This weekend, Port Saint Lucie area will be alive with holiday activities.

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Hospital in Baton Rouge recognized for patient safety

December 13, 2018 by  

The Fall 2018 Hospital Safety Grade recently awarded Ochsner Medical Center – Baton Rouge (OMCBR) an “A” from its Leapfrog Group.

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Concord resident inducted into select group of educators

December 13, 2018 by  

The Educators Hall of Fame at East Carolina University recently inducted Robert L. Barrier, Jr. of Concord.

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Navy veteran to open brewery near Spartanburg

December 12, 2018 by  

Shawn Waggoner, a resident of Spartanburg County and veteran of the United States Navy, recently purchased what was once the Abbott Farms store in Boiling Springs to open a brewery.

After he left the [Read more]

Gaston County public schools to hold job fair

December 12, 2018 by  

A job fair for prospective public school teachers interested in teaching in Gaston County will be held later week at Catawba Heights Baptist Church in Belmont. Those from Gastonia will not want to miss this event.

Gaston County is [Read more]

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