National nonprofit Wreaths Across America (WAA) announced that Modena Rural Cemetery (MRC) in Modena, NY will be joining in the effort to support the mission to Remember, Honor, Teach, as an official location for 2021. This is the first year that the cemetery will participate in this national event.
Wreaths Across America started as a simple gesture of thanks that has grown into a national movement of dedicated volunteers and communities coming together to not only remember the nation’s fallen and honor their service, but to teach the next generation about the sacrifices made for us to live freely. This year, there will be more than 2,700 participating locations placing wreaths on National Wreaths Across America Day – Saturday, Dec. 18, 2021 – with more than two million volunteers coming together.
The goal for MRC was to raise enough funds to place 120 veterans’ wreaths on the headstones of all the local heroes laid to rest there, to ensure that the individuals who served to protect the freedoms of our country never be forgotten and to bring the community together in patriotic commemoration. Due to the overwhelming support of their community, they exceeded their goal.
Those interested in volunteering for Wreaths Across America, or sponsoring a wreath for future years’ events at MRC, are invited to visit www.facebook.com/mrcwaa to learn more. National Wreaths Across America Day is a free, non-political, community event open to all people.