National nonprofit Wreaths Across America announced that Olema Cemetery in Point Reyes has joined in the mission to “Remember, Honor, Teach” as an official location for 2023. This is the first year that the cemetery will participate in this national program.
Wreaths Across America started as a simple gesture of thanks that has grown into a national, yearlong movement of dedicated volunteers and communities coming together to remember the nation’s fallen and honor their service, and to teach the next generation about the value of freedom. This year, there will be more than 3,700 participating locations placing veterans’ wreaths on National Wreaths Across America Day – Saturday, Dec. 16 – with more than 2 million volunteers coming together.
The goal for Olema Cemetery is to raise enough funds to place 75 sponsored veterans’ wreaths on the headstones of all the local heroes laid to rest there, to ensure that the individuals who served to protect the freedoms of our country never be forgotten and to bring the community together in patriotic commemoration.
“We are forever grateful for the thousands of supporters who dedicate their time, energy and resources to fulfilling our mission all year long,” said Karen Worcester, executive director, Wreaths Across America. “These individuals and their communities know the value of remembering the fallen, honoring those who currently serve and teaching the next generation about the sacrifices made for our freedom every day, and because of their continued support, Wreaths Across America continues to grow and touch new people each year.”
Those interested in volunteering for Wreaths Across America or sponsoring a wreath at Olema Cemetery or to donate, can visit wreathsacrossamerica.org/CAOLEM.