Join Signal Hill NSDAR in Honoring Veterans This December 18th at Evergreen Cemetery

  • Join other community members in honoring Veterans interred at Evergreen Cemetery on December 18, 2021 at noon.

    Join other community members in honoring Veterans interred at Evergreen Cemetery on December 18, 2021 at noon. Courtesy Signal Hill, NSDAR

 
 
Updated 11/9/2021 9:31 AM

Members of the Signal Hill Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution of Barrington, IL will sponsor a wreath laying event this Holiday Season with the third celebration of Wreaths Across America Day on Saturday, December 18, 2021 at Evergreen Cemetery, 610 South Dundee Avenue in Barrington. Nearly 700 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. The mission of Wreaths Across America is to Remember Veterans' service by placing wreaths on their graves, Honor their sacrifice, and Teach children the value and cost of service to our country. This year's theme is "Live Up To Their Legacy," reminding all of us that the actions of service men and women provide benefits to us all.

This event will be held under the guidance of prevailing Covid 19 precautions. Beginning at noon, the event plans include a live memorial ceremony, and then to proceed directly with the wreath placement on identified graves. Community volunteers will be provided wreaths and will be directed to specific areas of the cemetery to make certain all Veterans' graves are provided a wreath. The memorial nature and timing of the event encourages family and community participation.

 

Wreaths are obtained through contributions, which can be grave specific at Evergreen, or placed randomly on identified Veterans' graves. As Veterans continue to age, the need for wreaths will continue to rise; any funding remaining from this year's drive will be held in reserve for the 2022 December event. Citizens, families and groups that are interested in sponsoring wreaths or participating in this event may visit www.WreathsAcrossAmerica.org/ILEGCA , or contact the Signal Hill project coordinator at Signalhillnsdar@gmail.com .

Placement of wreaths will begin at noon on December 18, 2021, rain/snow or shine, and will continue until all wreaths are laid.