Wreaths Across America reaches out to North Platte community for help

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Published: Sep. 23, 2022 at 5:03 PM CDT|Updated: Nov. 9, 2022 at 1:51 PM CST
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NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) - Wreaths Across America is starting to gear up for their holiday season and that means they need your help.

The goal of the organization is to put a wreath on every veteran’s tomb stone. Wreaths cost $15 each, and they are encouraging anyone who can donate to do so.

According to the Quarter Master of the VFW Post 1504, David Began, the end goal of Post 1504 is to have one wreath on every grave in Fort McPherson by their ceremony on Dec. 17.

“Last year we got 2,800 wreaths, which covered a little over a third of the cemetery,” Began said. “We would like to cover the cemetery but we’re talking 6,000 plus wreaths, so any help we can get we appreciate.”

Sponsoring a wreath is easy. To complete a sponsorship in person, stop by Great Plains Realty at 511 South Dewey in North Platte.

You can also go online wreathsacrossamerica.org/pages/42633, then click on “sponsor.”.

If you have a specific grave you would like the wreath placed on – please e-mail fortmcphersonwreaths@gmail.com.

Join us by sponsoring a veterans’ wreath for Fort McPherson National Cemetery!

The deadline is November 28th.

The mission of Wreaths Across American is to Remember the fallen, Honor those who served, and Teach the next generation the value of freedom.

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