Mount Bethel Cemetery will be an official location for the 2019 National Wreaths Across America Day. The cemetery will join more than 1,600 participating locations across the country on December 14 to proclaim, “Everyone plays a part.”
Mount Bethel Cemetery in Columbia will be joining in the effort to support Wreaths Across America’s mission to REMEMBER, HONOR, TEACH, as an official location for 2019. This is the third year that the cemetery will participate in this national event.
In 2018, nearly 1.8 million veteran wreaths were placed on headstones at 1,640 participating cemeteries around the country in honor of the service and sacrifices made for our freedoms, with each name said out loud.
Beginning at noon, master of ceremonies Kevin Kraft Sr. will acknowledge seven branches of military service. Included will be the Catholic War Vet color guard, a bugler to play taps and a 21-gun salute.
The Friends of Mount Bethel Cemetery plans to raise enough funds to place 690 remembrance wreaths on the headstones of all the local heroes laid to rest at Mount Bethel Cemetery. Their goal is to place a live balsam fir wreath at the headstone of every veteran buried there, spreading patriotism and commemoration for the ultimate sacrifices they made for our country. Mount Bethel Cemetery has veterans from the Revolutionary War and every U.S. conflict up to and including Vietnam.
National Wreaths Across America Day is a free event, open to all. For more information, to donate or to sign up to volunteer, please visit WreathsAcrossAmerica.org.
Deadline for 2019 donations is November 30. Location ID: PMBCC GroupID: PA0358P
Phone: (877) 385-9504
700 Locust St.
Columbia, Pennsylvania 17512