Military Ministries

Wreaths Across America at Circle

wreaths across americaCircle Cemetery will be taking part in Wreaths Across America, a nationwide program that lays wreaths at gravesites honoring deceased veterans.

On Saturday, December 14, 2019, Wreaths Across America ceremonies will be held at Arlington National Cemetery and at more than 1,200 public and private cemeteries across the nation. A multicultural and interfaith Wreaths Across America ceremony will be held at Circle Cemetery at Noon central time that day.

Circle Cemetery is located at Circle Sanctuary Nature Preserve in the forested hills of southwestern Wisconsin near Barneveld.  Founded in 1995, it is a national Pagan cemetery and one of America's first Green cemeteries.

Wreaths Circle Cemetery Rite 2017At Veterans Ridge of Circle Cemetery, wreaths will be placed at gravesites of Pagans from across the nation who served in the U.S. military. These Pagan veterans include those who served in national guards of several states and those who did active duty service in the U.S. Army, Navy, Marines, and Air Force.

"I am glad that Circle Cemetery is taking part in this program again this year," says Rev. Selena Fox, senior minister of Circle Sanctuary. "Thanks to Circle Sanctuary Community member Roberta Stewart for her work with this program and her help in making Circle Cemetery participation possible."  Roberta, who lives in Nevada, is the widow of Sgt. Patrick Stewart, the first Wiccan soldier killed in action in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. His grave is among those at Circle Cemetery that will be decorated with a wreath.

circleCircle Cemetery's Wreaths Across America ceremony will begin with a welcome in the Circle Sanctuary Temple at Noon followed by a procession to the cemetery.  Rev. Selena Fox, assisted by others, will be facilitating the ceremony.  The ceremony is free and open to the public.  Those interested in attending should RSVP for more details or call 608-924-2216.


Wreaths Across America Announcement

News Article: Circle Cemetery Participates in Wreaths Across America

The Dodgeville Chronicle, Thursday, December 19, 2013