Group seeks wreaths for Fallon remembrance
LVN Editor Emeritus
Need to know
To order wreaths for Fallon’s Wreaths Across America remembrance on Dec. 14, go to www.wreathsacrossamerica.com. The group ID is NV0063, and the location ID is NVCHCC.
Donations are currently being taken for the local Wreaths Across America remembrance planned for noon, Dec. 14, at the Churchill County Cemetery.
The Wreaths Across America project, according to the organization’s website, is the second largest ceremony behind Memorial Day to honor veterans from all branches of military service. The program recognizes veterans in all 50 states, territories and at overseas national cemeteries.
According to local organizer Lisa Devall, Fallon’s remembrance will be conducted three hours after the beginning of a similar ceremony at the Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Fernley. By staggering the time, Devall said guests and volunteers can attend both remembrances. She said the remembrance will be conducted between the two white buildings located at the northern end of the Churchill County Cemetery.
This year’s theme is “Everyone Plays a Part.” According to the national Wreaths Across America campaign, “Those serving in the military are doing their part, but it is our part as Americans to remember and honor them, and that’s what Wreaths Across America is all about.”
Devall said local organizers have had several fundraising days in Churchill County for Wreaths Across America. The Fallon Cantaloupe Festival had a table set up for Wreaths Across America, and recently, Devall set up a table at Safeway. She has also been at Louie’s Home Center and Jerry’s Restaurant.
In order to cover every veteran’s gravesite, Devall said more than 1,300 wreaths will be required. Currently, she said the group is 30 percent toward it goal. Sponsorship levels are individual or $15 for one wrath; family, four wreaths, $60; small business, 10 wreaths, $150; and corporate, 100 wreaths for $1,500.
To order, go to http://www.wreathsacrossamerica.com. The group ID is NV0063, and the location ID is NVCHCC. Devall said it’s imperative to enter the group and location IDs so the wreaths may be earmarked for Fallon.