December 14: Old Guard Riders Sponsor “Wreaths across America”
The Old Guard Riders, whose mission is to remember, honor and teach, is coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies of remembrance at the graves of veterans at Arlington National Cemetery, as well as at several Arizona veterans’ cemeteries and other locations in all 50 states and beyond. This year’s ceremonies once again include the National Memorial Cemetery at 23029 N. Cave Creek Rd. in Phoenix.
A week of events including international veterans’ tributes, ceremonies at state houses and a week-long veterans’ parade between Maine and Virginia will be held as part of the national effort. Members of the group will stop along the way to spread the message of the importance of remembering our fallen heroes, honoring those who serve, and teaching children about the sacrifices made by veterans and their families to preserve our freedoms.
You are invited to join this wonderful ceremony of remembrance. Last year there were nearly 4,000 wreaths placed. In addition, sponsors are needed to help pay for wreaths. Sponsors have the option to go online and make their donations, or mail them directly to Wreaths across America. All checks should be made payable to Wreaths across America. Sponsorships are not necessary to attend the ceremony.