Bright Spot: One final push for ‘Wreaths across America’

(WFSB) – a non-profit organization whose mission is to remember and honor our veterans, is in a last-ditch effort to accomplish an important goal.

Every December, Wreaths across America is responsible for placing a special wreath on the graves of all fallen veterans across the country.

Two locations in Connecticut that participate are the State Veterans Cemetery in Middletown and the Colonel Raymond F. Gates Memorial Cemetery.

“It is much more than just placing a wreath. The meaning behind it is to honor those who fell in war or returned home years later,” said of the Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs in a recent interview on CT ’21. Commissioner Thomas J. Saadi explained.

This year the target is 13,500 wreaths, and the deadline is Wednesday, November 24.

If you want to fund one of the wreaths placed on the headstones of a fallen veteran, go to,

Each cost $15, plus proceeds from the sale will support the Perpetual Care Fund for State Veterans Cemetery in Middletown.

This year the wreath laying ceremony will be staged on December 18.

If you can’t donate, visit the link above for volunteer opportunities.

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