Missouri Veterans Commission News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 12, 2017
The Jacksonville State Veterans Cemetery will host Wreaths Across America, a holiday wreath-laying ceremony to honor and remember our nation’s Veterans at 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at the Jacksonville State Veterans Cemetery, 1479 County Road 1675, Jacksonville, Missouri. Over 1,200 wreaths will be placed on headstones and in front of the columbarium wall.
Wreaths Across America started in 1992 when the Worcester Wreath Company began donating wreaths to be placed at the headstones in Arlington National Cemetery. Building on this tradition, in 2006 the company began donating seven ceremonial wreaths to each state and national Veterans cemetery in the country. Today, many individuals and organizations hold campaigns to purchase additional wreaths to be placed at headstones in these cemeteries. More information can be found at the website http://www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/.
The Missouri Veterans Commission, a state agency, operates seven State Veterans Homes, five State Veterans Cemeteries, and the Veterans Services Program. The Commission is committed to honoring and serving Missouri’s Veterans whose dedication and sacrifices have preserved our nation and its freedoms. For more information about the Missouri Veterans Commission programs, call 573-751-3779, online at www.mvc.dps.mo.gov, or facebook.com/MissouriVeteransCommission.
For more information, call 573-522-1421 or e-mail Daniel.Bell@mvc.dps.mo.gov