Wreaths Across America Inspires New Tribute Event in Dover, NH
I love this on a different level because in a sense, Wreaths Across America is already a somewhat local event as it is.
If you're not aware, Wreaths Across America is an annual week-long event that begins in Maine (the Wreaths Across America National Headquarters and Museum is based in Columbia Falls) and ends in Arlington, Virginia, at the Arlington National Cemetery. Wreaths are placed on the gravesites of fallen patriots not only at Arlington National Cemetery but across the country.
This year, for the first time ever, a local event was organized to be carried out this past Saturday, December 19, which is also known as Wreaths Across America Day.
Supporters and volunteers gathered at the Elks monument off East Watson Road in Dover at 10a, then made their way over to Pine Hill Cemetery to take part in the first Wreaths Across NH-Dover ceremony, where 600 wreaths were laid at the gravesites of our local fallen heroes.
The event was organized by Dover local Matt Mayberry, who actually ran for Mayor of the city last month. The event was a success and had a decent turnout, especially since it was the inaugural year and kicked off during a pandemic (and a frigid day that was also just two days removed from a massive snowstorm.)
Congratulations to all those who participated in the first-ever Wreaths Across NH-Dover, which will hopefully become an even bigger and more successful event next year (assuming/hoping the pandemic isn't a thing in a year's time. Fingers crossed. Please. For the love of all things holy.)