Wreaths-Across-America Ceremonies 0900 PST Saturday, 15 December 2007
- Ahoy Members and Friends,Please, if possible, visit one of the cemeteries this coming Saturday. Better to arrive earlyI will be with the American Merchant Marine Veterans at the Sacramento Valley VA National Cemetery - DixonWe remember, we honor, and we are trying to teach...Phelps
For first time in 2007, ceremonial wreaths will also be donated to 24 veterans cemeteries on foreign soil, and aboard U.S. ships sailing in all seven seas.
* All wreath-laying ceremonies will be held concurrently on Saturday, December 15th, at 12:00 noon EST.
MessageIt was definitely a special event 0900 this morning. A crisp, cool, and at the same time sunny morning.Very well attended. A highlight of the season!If you attended a ceremony elsewhere, please let us know.Phelps___________________________________________----- Original Message -----From: Bob UlrichTo:Sent: Saturday, December 15, 2007 2:04 PMSubject: Wreaths
For the first time the Merchant Marine Flag is flown at the Sacramento
Valley National VA Cemetery. Cemetery Director told me this morning
at the ceremony, that he now has permission to fly our flag during
ceremonial events. My guess is that if he can here in Sacramento,
other National Cemeteries also have permission to do so. This warms
my heart. It has taken a long time but it is happening. Hurray!!!!
It was a great event our thanks to the DAR and all of the others most
particularly the "Wreaths Across America" folks.
The Merchant Marine flag for the first time.
Bob Ulrich, Sacramento Valley Chapter lays the
wreath for the Merchant Marine.The Wreath for the American Merchant Marine Veteranswas accompanied by wreaths for the Army, Navy, Marines,Air Force, Coast Guard, POW'S and MIA'S.
The beautiful green and red wreaths against the white headstones was a beautiful sight. Created with Novatix SendPhotos, the easiest and fastest way to share pictures.
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