Military Ministries

Wreaths Across America 2017

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Gretchen Lirtzman
Communications Coordinator, Circle Sanctuary
608-924-2216
circle@circlesanctuary.org 

Local Cemetery to Participate in National Wreath Laying Ceremony to Honor Veterans

BARNEVELD, Wisconsin — December 7, 2017 — Circle Cemetery at Circle Sanctuary Nature Preserve, near Barneveld, Wisconsin is proud to announce that, for the fifth year in a row, it will take part in Wreaths Across America.  On Saturday, December 16, National Wreaths Across America Day, remembrance wreaths will be placed at the grave markers of deceased veterans at more than 1,200 locations across the nation and overseas, including on Veterans Ridge at Circle Cemetery. A public interfaith remembrance ceremony will be held at Circle Cemetery to ensure that the individuals who served to protect the freedoms of our country are not, and never will be, forgotten. The wreaths are provided by Wreaths Across America (WAA), a nonprofit organization founded to continue and expand the annual wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, and who works fulfill its mission to Remember, Honor and Teach. 

"Remembering, honoring, and teaching about veterans continues to be an important part of the work of Circle Sanctuary and our national cemetery" said Cemetery Director, Selena Fox. "We are glad to be part of the Wreaths Across America program again this year."

Prior to the ceremony, at 1:15pm, Selena Fox will be presenting a workshop on Yuletide Wreaths, exploring ancient and contemporary traditions, and will have attendees take part in a community blessing of the wreaths for the 2pm Wreath Laying Procession and placement.

There is no charge for taking part in the Wreath Laying Ceremony, however those wishing to attend must RSVP to get additional information – email circle@circlesanctuary.org or call 608-924-2216

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About Wreaths Across America

Wreaths Across America is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded to continue and expand the annual wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery begun by Maine businessman, Morrill Worcester, in 1992. The organization’s mission, Remember, Honor, Teach, is carried out in part each year by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies in December at Arlington, as well as hundreds of veterans’ cemeteries and other locations in all 50 states and beyond. For more information, to donate or to sign up to volunteer, please visit www.WreathsAcrossAmerica.org

About Circle Sanctuary

Circle Sanctuary is a non-profit international Nature Spirituality resource center and church. Founded in 1974, Circle Sanctuary helps people from many spiritual orientations connect with each other as well as with the spiritual dimensions of Nature.  Circle Sanctuary Nature Preserve, established in 1983, is located in eastern Iowa County, 25 miles west of Madison, Wisconsin.  Its 200 acres includes hardwood forest, wetlands, restored prairie, and a remnant of Wisconsin’s original oak savannah prairie. Circle Cemetery, located within Circle Sanctuary Nature Preserve, is the first green cemetery in Wisconsin and one of the first in the USA. More info: https://www.circlesanctuary.org/