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Darien Youth Hockey Association Supports Wreaths Across America This Winter

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The Darien Youth Hockey Association directly supported Wreaths Across America this winter, with over 60 players volunteering to help place wreaths at graves in the Veterans Cemetery at Spring Grove Cemetery. — an announcement from the Darien Chapter of Wreaths Across America

The group also donated more than 250 wreaths to be placed at the cemetery as a local fundraising group. The experience taught the players that their success as a team can translate beyond the ice. “It was an amazing event, and the players directly saw the impact of their efforts in raising wreath donations at the wreath laying ceremony which promotes remembering our veterans, honoring our active duty, and teaching our youth about the value of freedom,” said Michelle Woodward, the DYHA sponsorship and fundraising director. Wreaths Across America began in the early 1990s, when Worcester Wreath in Maine had extra wreaths at the end of the holiday season.

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Volunteers Wanted to Help Remove Wreaths from Veterans Graves at Spring Grove Cemetery Jan 18

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The Darien chapter of Wreaths Across America is asking for volunteers to help with removing wreaths from veterans’ graves at Spring Grove Veteran’s Cemetery at 10 a.m., on Saturday, Jan. 18. — an announcement from the Darien Chapter of Wreaths Across America

The wreaths were placed on the graves of the veterans on Dec. 14 during a ceremony coordinated by the local chapter. Wreaths Across America is a non-profit organization that strives to “REMEMBER the fallen ….

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Remember the Fallen: Annual Fundraiser Started for Wreaths Across America

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The Darien VFW Post will be hosting its first annual fundraiser for Wreaths Across America – Spring Grove Veteran’s Cemetery from 7 to 9 p.m. 15 Nov. 15 The mission of Wreaths Across America is: Remember, Honor, and Teach. — an announcement for Wreaths Across America-Spring Grove Cemetery

Remember the fallen. Honor those who serve and their families. Teach the future generations about the sacrifices made to preserve our freedoms. This is accomplished through several events, but primarily the annual laying of wreaths on the graves of veterans during the holiday season.

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Here’s How You Can Contribute to Darien’s Annual Wreath-Laying Ceremony

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To the editor:

As a new member of the Darien community following a 30-year Navy career, I wanted to get involved in something that brought meaning to the community and gave back to veterans. The gathering of the community at the beginning of the holiday season to place wreaths on the graves of our veterans is a tremendously moving event, and it reminds us through-out the season to remember our veterans. This amazing event is only possible due to the generosity of the great Darien community. The wreath laying ceremony this year will be held at noon on 14 Dec. 14 at Spring Grove Veterans’ Cemetery.

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Volunteers Needed for Removing Wreaths at Spring Grove Veterans Cemetery

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Darien’s Wreaths Across America group and Darien Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #6933 sincerely appreciate all the help received in placing the wreaths on Dec. 15. It is now time to remove them. Volunteers are needed for Wreath Removal at 8 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019 at the cemetery on Hecker Avenue. All interested volunteers should meet by the Karl Lang monument in the center of the veterans cemetery.