Wreaths Across America Honors Fallen Veterans In Calvert County

CHESAPEAKE BEACH, Md. — The national nonprofit organization Wreaths Across America has two official locations in Calvert County this year.

On Saturday, December 17th, National Wreaths Across America Day, ceremonies were held at All Saints Episcopal Church and Huntingtown United Methodist Church. 

Wreaths were laid at each veteran grave at All Saints Episcopal Church and Huntingtown United Methodist Church after the ceremony.

Following their ceremony, All Saints Parish also placed eight ceremonial wreaths dedicated to each branch of service (Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Space Force), as well as the Coast Guard, Merchant Marines, and POW/MIA remembrance wreaths at the Chesapeake Beach Veterans’ Memorial Park

Members of the community are invited to take a moment this holiday season to remember our fallen service members, honor those who currently serve, including those who will spend their holidays far from home, and teach the next generation about the sacrifices made for our freedom every day.

More information about Wreaths Across America is available at www.wreathsacrossamerica.org

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  1. I’ve attended the one at Cheltenham for decades now and I learned some disappointing news on Saturday:
    There are currently @ 31,000 graves there and is increasing by just over a thousand every year.
    They bury 4 Veterans each weekday throughout the year (none on weekends & holidays).
    They’ve NEVER met their goal of one wreath on each grave so, now, they’re putting one on every 3rd grave. 🙁
    This is sad and unacceptable! I always buy 5 wreaths. I only use 1 and I donate the other 4. Next year, I’ll buy 10 or more.
    I spoke to the Chairperson about using artificial wreaths to save money and guarantee full coverage. He said: “That’s a great idea BUT we have no place to store all of them. Our storage place at Cheltenham is full right now…”
    Our Military is always trained and ready to fight for us, but I guess something as simple as dropping one $15 wreath on a Veteran’s grave is too much for some people…

  2. Instead of whining, why don’t you go out and raise the funds to buy a couple of used shipping containers and stack them full of artificial wreathes?

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