Wreaths Across America Is Coming to Holliston

My name is Taryn Holmes, and I am a current junior at Holliston High School. For a National Honor Society project, I am partnering with the Jason Russell Society of the Children of the American Revolution, the Old Middlesex Chapter Sons of the American Revolution, and the Mt. Hollis Masonic Lodge to honor our Holliston veterans.

Each year, millions of Americans come together to REMEMBER the fallen, HONOR those that serve and their families, and TEACH the next generation about the value of freedom. This gathering of volunteers and patriots takes place in local and national cemeteries in all 50 states—most recently at more than 3,100 participating locations—as part of National Wreaths Across America Day. Each year, a new theme is chosen to help volunteers and supporters focus their messaging and outreach in their own communities. Today, the national nonprofit announces the theme for 2022 is “Find a way to serve.”

Holliston, I need YOUR help to step up and serve.  We need YOUR help to sponsor wreaths. On December 17th we will be holding a Wreaths Across America event right here in Holliston at the Lake Grove Cemetery. There are roughly 600 veteran graves in this cemetery, so we need all the help we can get. In 2021, more than 2.4 million veterans’ wreaths were placed by volunteers on headstones at 3,137 participating locations around the country in honor of the service and sacrifices made for our freedoms, with each name said out loud. Wreaths Across America volunteers work year-round to ensure military laid to rest are remembered, their families and living veterans are honored, and the next generation is taught about the value of freedom. Let’s bring it to Holliston.

What can you do to help? First, you can sponsor wreaths by going to wreathsacrossamerica.org. Click on “Specific Cemetery” under the Sponsor wreaths tab. Click the number of wreaths you would like to sponsor and type in “Lake Grove Cemetery” for the location. Second, join us on Saturday, December 17th at noon as we have a ceremony to honor our veterans and help us place the sponsored wreaths. We can’t do this without YOUR help!

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  1. Steve Bradford on November 18, 2022 at 8:26 am

    Taryn, thank you for helping to bring Wreaths Across America to Holliston. Hopefully we will have a strong Veterans presence there under American Legion Commander Turcotte and VFW Commander DeGanne.

    • Taryn Holmes on November 18, 2022 at 3:52 pm

      Thank you Mr. Bradford. I am so excited to bring this event to Holliston.

  2. Taryn Holmes on November 18, 2022 at 3:52 pm

    We need wreaths though! Please consider sponsoring wreaths for this event. The more veterans we can honor, the better.
    The cutoff date to sponsor is November 29th.

    Visit http://www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/MALAGV to sponsor.

  3. Millie Kampersal on November 20, 2022 at 6:05 pm

    Should we specify the name of a vet?

  4. Taryn Holmes on November 21, 2022 at 9:14 pm

    It is an option at other locations, but because this is our first year having Wreaths Across America. I decided to keep it simple and not do that this year to see how things went.

    • Millie Kampersal on November 22, 2022 at 8:43 am

      Thanks Taryn. Ordering today.

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