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Wreaths Across America needs your help to reach their goal of placing 500,000 wreaths on veterans graves in 2011. And every time you help them honor our veterans and active military, you are also honoring their families and preparing a new generation to appreciate our freedoms.
2011 will mark the 20th anniversary of Worcester Wreath Company donating Maine wreaths to adorn the headstones of our Nation’s veterans at Arlington National Cemetery.
Sponsorships are $15 each.
Saturday December 10, 2011 8:30am at Arlington Cemetery
For more information visit www.WreathsAcrossAmerica.org, or call 207-483-2039.
For generations, they stood and continue to stand for us! Will You Take One Day To Stand For Them?
Would you be willing to donate one day to help thank veterans in your? This year we have been given the tremendous challenge of covering all of the graves at Arlington National Cemetery. This feat will take many hearts and hands to accomplish.
Please remember - No Food or Drinks allowed on Cemetery property, except water. There will be lots of cars – parking is limited. Use Metro Blue Line if possible. Follow signs to parking and wreath locations. The gates will open at 6:00am.
Take your time in placing the wreaths, it is not a race. Stop and read the stone, thank the person for their service, talk to your children about what sacrifices have been made for their freedom.
Arlington Cemetery is hallowed ground and deserves our utmost respect. No soccer balls, footballs or Frisbees. It is not a park. Watch and dress for the weather conditions for Saturday, December 10, 2011.
Thank you all for your support in this salute to Honor and Remember our fallen heroes.
The Gifts That Give Hope Alternative Gift Fair will be held on Saturday, December 3 from 10am to 3pm. Truro Church, located at 10520 Main Street, Fairfax VA is donating space for this event.
The Gifts That Give Hope Alternative Gift Fair is a community event that promotes meaningful gift giving and support for non-profit organizations. The event is designed to reduce consumption and help neighbors in need.
Honor special people in your life by giving gifts that benefit others through local non-profit organizations. Make a donation to a special cause in their honor and receive an attractive card with a description of the charitable donation to give to your friend or loved one. Gifts That Give Hope fairs give you the opportunity to choose meaningful gifts for people on your gift list.
For more information on the fair please visit www.giftsthatgivehope.org
We will also have tangible items at our table to include cookbooks, wreaths, yellow ribbon magnets, Support our Troops tote bags, etc.
At last years event, BSM raised $805 for our “virtual” gifts
- Last year customers had a choice of two “Virtual Gifts” they could purchase from the Blue Star Mothers:
- $15.00–a box of holiday treats to send to a soldier serving overseas
- $25.00–A duffel bag of comfort and relief items for injured military members
and $92 for the tangible items.
We need at least two persons at the table per shift and the shifts would be 9 to 11am, 11am to 1pm and 1pm to 3pm (or any variation in between).
The Giving Circle of HOPE issues annual grants to nonprofits that help people in need in Northern Virginia. It also benefits the community through ongoing service programs and by hosting major fundraising events that give hope and help to others.