National Wreaths Across America Day is December 17th, volunteers getting ready

Devine’s first National Wreath Across America Day ceremony and wreath-laying event is less than two weeks away! The Current Events Club would like to thank you for your financial support and volunteer hours in these months of preparation. Thank You to the boards of both cemeteries and groundskeepers. Thank You to so many people who walked to help locate veteran graves. Thank You to friends and families who have called to sponsor a wreath for their loved ones and generously donated more for many other veterans who will be remembered. “I’d like to get a wreath for my family member,” would be followed by, “and here is money for others.” Thank You to The Devine News for working with us and to staff writer Kathleene Runnels for articles on veterans and life during times of military service to our country. Thank You to VFW Post 3966 in being hands-on in the planning and execution of our upcoming ceremony day, and for service and church groups who plan to take part. Thank You to Devine High School’s FCS classes for making posters and wreaths that are now hanging at VFW Post 3966. Thank You to Devine Intermediate for the Veteran’s Day gallery of art on display at the Veterans Day programs and welcoming us at their program. Thank You to businesses who plan to help, and to school groups and youth organizations such as American Heritage Girls and our local Girl Scouts, their leaders, sponsors, and parents. Thank You to our spouses!  This could not happen without All of YOU.
Thank you!
The mission of Wreaths Across America is to remember the fallen; Honor those who served; and, Teach future generations the value of our freedom because of their sacrifice. Gather at Devine Evergreen and St. Joseph Catholic cemeteries on Saturday, December 17. The ceremony begins at 11 o’clock, but you are invited to arrive early to walk the grounds and take part afterward in the laying of wreaths on almost 500 Veterans’ graves!
If you’d like to volunteer to be on mission with us, go to and click on “Volunteer” to register.
God Bless our Veterans and God Bless America.