Join Los Alamos American Legion Riders For National Wreaths-Across-America Day At Guaje Pines

The community is invited to join Los Alamos American Legion Riders for National Wreaths-Across-America Day at 10 a.m. Saturday at Guaje PInes. Courtesy photo

COMMUNITY News:

This Saturday, Dec. 16, is the National Wreaths-Across-America Day. Members of the Los Alamos American Legion Riders have worked diligently to raise $5,250 to place 350 wreaths on the headstones of all Veteran’s graves in the Guaje Pines Cemetery in Los Alamos.

Saturday’s Wreath-Laying Ceremony, conducted by the Los Alamos American Legion Riders begins at 10 a.m. at the Guaje Pines Cemetery on Ridge Road in Los Alamos. The public is invited to attend.

WHAT: Guaje Pines Cemetery, an official Wreaths Across America (WAA) location, will celebrate a wreath-laying ceremony, joining more than 1,000 other locations across the country for National Wreaths Across America Day. Coordinated and led by The American Legion Riders, Chapter 19 along with sponsors, and local volunteers, have raised $5,250 to place 350 wreaths on the headstones of our fallen service members. This annual event seeks to further the WAA mission of Remember, Honor, Teach, ensuring that the memory of those who served our country endures.

WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 16. Ceremony begins at 10 a.m.

WHERE: Guaje Pines Cemetery on Ridge Road

WHO: Veterans, active service members and families, community members and volunteers to place wreathes on the marked graves.

About Wreaths Across America

Wreaths Across America is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded to continue and expand the annual wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, begun by Maine businessman Morrill Worcester in 1992. The organization’s mission — Remember, Honor, Teach — is carried out in part each year by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies in December at Arlington, as well as at more than 1,000 veterans’ cemeteries and other locations in all 50 states and beyond.

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