Boise Joins ‘Wreaths Across America’ to Honor Veterans
Volunteers will get together tomorrow to lay wreaths on the graves of veterans across the US, and we can be part of it too right here in the Treasure Valley. The simultaneous ceremony starts at Noon Eastern at Washington DC's Arlington National Ceremony, and the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery in Boise is one of a thousand cemeteries that will add support.
Wreaths Across America got started 26 years ago, and it sure is a beautiful way to decorate and honor these heroes at the holidays.
Sponsors pay $15 for each evergreen wreath that decorates a grave site. There are 4,290 gravesites in Boise alone!
All of the cemeteries that are part of the event will have a short ceremony before the wreath-laying, and then volunteers will help put the wreaths on graves. If you'd like to sponsor a wreath you can do that HERE and use #ID0005 at checkout so the money goes to the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery. Or, KTVB points out you can mail a check or drop one by the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery at 10100 Horseshoe Bend Road, Boise, ID 83714.
At last check, more than 180 volunteers in Boise had signed up to help with the ceremony on Saturday, but more are welcome, and they can always use donations. Click HERE to get involved with one or both of those things. More than 4,290 wreaths have been purchased at this point, which is unbelievable and awesome.
Organizers say the wreaths achieve the mission to remember, honor and teach. Experience that right here in Boise tomorrow, at 10am sharp.