Photo courtesy of Northern Virginia Veterans Association
Many grave sites at Quantico National Cemetery will be decorated with greenery as Christmas draws near.
Wreaths Across America is taking place at the cemetery, which is located at 18424 Joplin Road in Triangle, on December 17 and 18. Through the third annual event, community members have an chance to set wreaths at the graves of those who served in the military.
Northern Virginia Veterans Association (NOVA Veterans) is organizing the event and has a goal of setting out 16,000 wreaths, according to a release from NOVA Veterans.
There are a few ways that the public can get involved. Wreath laying is taking place on December 18. Anyone interested may reserve a spot through eventbrite. All wreaths have been assigned. However, community members are encouraged to continue checking the website, because more spaces could open up.
December 17 is set aside for family and friends of individuals who are buried at Quantico National Cemetery. Emails about certain graves should be sent to NOVAVETS.WAA@novavets.org.
In addition to wreath laying volunteers, the non-profit is seeking people who can direct traffic and participants. To help with operations, choose a day and time slot on SignUpGenius.
Assisting with the event financially is another option. Sponsorship opportunities are available for businesses and organizations. Supporters unable to attend may purchase a wreath through the Wreaths Across America website, as well.
For more information about the upcoming program, visit the NOVA Veterans website.
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