Signal Hill, NSDAR to Honor Evergreen Cemetery Veterans Under COVID Guidelines

  • Honoring Veterans on National Wreaths Across America Day, Dec. 19, 2020.

    Honoring Veterans on National Wreaths Across America Day, Dec. 19, 2020. Courtesy Wreaths Across America.Org

 
Jacqueline Marcus
Updated 10/7/2020 8:31 AM

The women of the Signal Hill Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution of Barrington, IL will sponsor a modified wreath laying event this Holiday Season with the second celebration of Wreaths Across America Day on Saturday, December 19, 2020 at Evergreen Cemetery, 610 South Dundee Avenue in Barrington. Approximately 600 veterans' graves have been identified at Evergreen dating back to the Civil War, and the goal is to honor each one with a live balsam wreath.

This December 19, in compliance with pandemic guidelines for gathering, Wreaths Across America Day at Evergreen will forego a live memorial ceremony, and proceed directly with the wreath placement. Community volunteers will be assigned separate areas of the cemetery to provide distancing needed. All individuals who participate will be required to wear a mask, and staggered arrivals are encouraged.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

The mission of Wreaths Across America is "Remember, Honor, Teach" and dovetails perfectly with the DAR mission of Historic Preservation, Patriotism and Education. The afternoon wreath laying event provides citizen volunteers the opportunity to Remember veterans' service; Honor their sacrifice; and Teach children the value - and cost - of service to our country. The memorial nature and timing of the event encourages family and community participation.

Citizens, families and groups that are interested in sponsoring wreaths or participating in this event may visit www.WreathsAcrossAmerica.org/ILEGCA. Placement of wreaths will begin at noon on December 19th, 2020, rain/snow or shine, and will continue until all wreaths are laid.

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