4-H & Wreaths Across America

— Written By Danielle Sanders

www.wreathsacrossamerica.org . (PRNewsFoto/Wreaths Across America)

Join Carteret County 4-H and the American Legion Post 46 (Morehead City) in our quest to Remember, Honor, and Teach future generations!

It is said “a person dies twice: once when they take their final breath, and later, the last time their name is spoken”.

Wreaths Across America is an organization dedicated to honoring the fallen veterans of our great nation. Each December, purchased wreaths are laid on the graves of veterans. As the wreaths are placed on the graves, the veteran’s name is spoken and his/her life of service is remembered and honored.

We will join many volunteers on the east coast on Saturday, December 16th, 2017 to participate in the wreath laying ceremonies at the New Bern National Cemetery (1711 National Ave, New Bern, NC 28560).

Please join us this year in this great mission, either by donating here, or by volunteering here!

Together at this event we will honor 7,517 men and women who have dedicated their lives in service to our great country!

For more information about 4-H and our participation in this event contact:

Danielle Sanders, 4-H Youth Development Agent

danielle_sanders@ncsu.edu/ 252-222-6352

ARLINGTON, Va. (AFPN) — Christmas wreaths adorn head stones at Arlington National Cemetery. The 14th annual wreath laying event is the result of Worcester Wreath Company’s owner Morrill Worcester’s, childhood dream of doing something to honor those laid to rest in the national cemetery. More than 5,000 donated wreaths were placed by volunteers this year. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Jim Varhegyi)