Wreaths Across America
The Father James E. Waters Columbiettes is a sponsor of Wreaths Across America, an organization that each December on National Wreaths Across America Day, coordinates wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery, as well as at more than 2,500 additional locations in all 50 U.S. states, at sea and abroad including Wilmington's National Cemetery.
The goal for Wilmington's National Cemetery is to place a wreath on each of the more than 5,200 graves. Last year, due to the pandemic, 20% were not adorned. Wreaths cost $15 each and are delivered directly to the cemetery in time for Wreaths Across America Day which falls on December 18 this year. On that day volunteers from many organizations participate in placing the wreaths on the graves. In past years our Columbiettes and other local Knights councils lent hands.
Wreaths can be purchased by printing out this form and mailing the payment. Also, wreaths can be purchased on line here and click on Local Sponsorship Group under Sponsor Wreaths and on the next page enter "NC0378P" where it asks "Select Group to Support" so that credit is properly applied. For every two wreaths purchased, a third wreath is donated by Wreaths Across America.