Fallen service members will be remembered during the holidays.
Northern Virginia (NOVA) Veterans Association and Wreaths Across America are teaming up.
Individuals, families and organizations can get involved in a few different ways.
They may sign up to lay wreaths at Quantico National Cemetery between December 16 and December 19, according to a release from NOVA Veterans Association.
“For those that are comfortable with the precautionary measures and the social distancing and other requirements, it’s an extremely moving and memorable experience to go and lay the wreaths at one of our fallen service members’ graves,” President Angela McConnell told What’s Up Prince William.
Registration is being offered through eventbrite.
Buying wreaths is another way community members can contribute.
This year, NOVA Veterans Association hopes to buy and place 2000 wreaths, which are available on the Wreaths Across America Website.
NOVA Veterans Association is accepting donations, as well.
The funds will support local veterans.
“Our mission is centered on the veterans that are most vulnerable here in the Virginia area – so those that are elderly, disabled, underserved, the low income – and we help veterans who cannot help themselves,” McConnell explained.
This is done through one-on-one support, advocacy and case management.
To give to the non-profit, visit its website.
Volunteers are also needed to help distribute the wreaths.
To learn more about the program, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Anyone interested in serving as a volunteer on the NOVA Veteran’s Team should email the Volunteer Coordinator at Fred@novavets.org.
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