The public is invited to participate in this year’s Wreaths Across America ceremony, during which evergreen wreaths will be placed on hundreds of veterans’ graves in the Old City Cemetery. This national event will take place at noon on Saturday, December 16, 2017, and for the tenth consecutive year, the Old City Cemetery will be a participating location.
The Cemetery has over 2,400 veterans from every major American conflict interred on its grounds. The ceremony’s sponsors, the Blue Ridge and James River Chapters of the Daughters of the American Revolution, will provide wreaths for approximately 1,300 veterans’ graves. Attendees of the event are invited to participate in the wreath-laying. This ceremony is free and open to the public.
All events are sponsored by the Southern Memorial Association.
Please contact us for more information about the Old City Cemetery or any of these events.
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