(Editor’s Note: The following info is from a press release issued this week by the Parson Roby Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution [DAR] of Saugus.)
On December 17 at noon, the Parson Roby Chapter of the DAR (MA0136P) is sponsoring their second Wreaths Across America event – helping both Riverside and Old Burying Ground Cemeteries to remember and honor veterans by laying remembrance wreaths on the graves of our country’s fallen heroes. There will be a brief ceremony at noon to honor all branches of the military followed by laying wreaths on our fallen heroes. Invite your friends and family to join us in honoring our servicemen and women.
To sponsor your wreath(s) at $15 each or to volunteer to help place wreaths on December 17, please visit www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/MA0136P. The cut-off date to order is November 28.
Last year was the Parson Roby Chapter’s first year sponsoring this event, and there were over 360 wreaths sponsored. The community really stepped up, and we are grateful for all the support we received. However, there are more than 1,500 veterans’ graves in Riverside, and we are hoping that between the community and businesses there will be enough sponsored wreaths to cover all those graves this year.
The DAR’s mission is to preserve American history and secure America’s future through education and promoting patriotism. For more information on how to participate or “What We Do,” email the Parson Roby Chapter DAR at email@example.com.