Wreaths Across America: Coleman Funeral Home to Honor Fallen Veterans

On December 16, 2023, Coleman Funeral Home will once again be participating in Wreaths Across America, a national movement to honor our nation’s veterans by placing wreaths on their graves. Garden of Memories Cemetery in Oxford will be one of thousands of cemeteries across the country participating in this memorial event.

“We believe that it is important to remember and honor the sacrifices our veterans have made,” said Mike Roberts, Garden of Memories pre-planning specialist. “We take part in Wreaths Across America every year, and it is a special way to show our gratitude and appreciation to those who have served our country.”

At 11:00 a.m. on December 16, community volunteers and Coleman Funeral Home’s staff will gather at Garden of Memories Cemetery to say the name of each veteran aloud as they lay wreaths on the graves of veterans, following the mission of Wreaths Across America to “remember, honor and teach” about our veterans’ sacrifice.

“We love when families take part in Wreaths Across America because when a child or teenager places a wreath on a veteran’s grave, it helps educate the next generation about service, bravery, freedom and sacrifice,” said Roberts.

You can help Coleman Funeral Home honor our veterans by sponsoring a wreath for Wreaths Across America. Each wreath costs $17, and you can sponsor as many wreaths as you’d like. You can sponsor a wreath in honor or memory of a loved one or request a specific veteran’s grave for your wreath to be placed at. The last day to sponsor a wreath is November 28. Click here to sponsor a wreath.

We encourage you to join Coleman Funeral Home in honoring our veterans on December 16th. You can sponsor a wreath, volunteer to help lay wreaths or attend to show your support. To volunteer at the event, click here

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