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Chapter of Sons of American Revolution sponsor Wreaths Across America

SALISBURY — The Salisbury Chapter of the North Carolina Society Sons of the American Revolution is a wreath sponsor for the Wreaths Across America project at Salisbury National Cemetery on Government Road.

A wreath-laying ceremony will be held at noon Dec. 15 at Salisbury National Cemetery (historic location).

Wreaths Across America’s mission is “Remember, Honor and Teach.” It is carried out each year by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies at more than 1,400 locations in all 50 states, at sea and abroad.

The goal is to place a wreath on the grave of every veteran from the Revolutionary War to present-day conflicts. Service members are honored on Veterans Day in the fall and Memorial Day in the spring, but they sacrifice their time and safety every day of the year to preserve freedom, the group says.

“In many homes, there is an empty seat for one who is serving or who has made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. There is no better time to express our appreciation than during the hustle and bustle of the holiday season,” the chapter said in a news release.

Anyone can join the Salisbury Chapter to sponsor a wreath. Sponsorships are $15 per wreath and may be made through the Wreaths Across America website, www.wreathsacrossamerica.org, following the links to Local Fundraising Group and putting the chapter designation NC0221 in the search bar.

Specific graves may be designated at Salisbury National Cemetery if the donor wishes to do so.

Sons of the American Revolution’s objectives are to be patriotic, historical and educational; to unite and promote fellowship among descendants of those who sacrificed to achieve the independence of the American people; to inspire them and the community at large to have a more profound reverence for the principles of the government founded by our forefathers; to foster patriotism; and to maintain and extend the institutions of American freedom.

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