The Orange County Veterans Cemetery (OCVC) is seeking donations for its substitute Wreaths Across America (WAA) celebration for 2020.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, OCVC has canceled the WAA ceremonial event and as such will not seek volunteers for the laying of wreaths on Dec. 19.
The OCVC will create a substitute display that will be completed by prior to Dec. 19 to continue the Wreaths Across America tradition of “Remember-Honor-Teach.”
This display will consist of a limited amount of wreaths placed throughout the cemetery grounds along with six holiday trees placed at entrance monument where friends and families of veterans will be invited to place a picture of their loved one(s) on the trees in a supplied wreath ornament. These photo ornaments will be made available for free as the date becomes closer. Donations will be utilized to offset the costs of this substitute WAA display.
Any wreaths purchased through the WAA website will be carried over to our 2021 Event. Wreaths or grave blankets may be purchased privately and placed at the cemetery in accordance with their floral regulations.
Although there will be no event on Dec. 19, the Veterans Memorial Cemetery will be open to the public to drive through.
Checks can be made out to “Nam Knights M/C” with WAA written on the memo line. They may be mailed to OCVC, located at 111 Craigville Road in Goshen.
For further information, visit “Wreathsacrossamerica.org” using cemetery code NYOCVM in the dropdown search or by contacting Cemetery Superintendent Dave Andryshak at 845-494-3768.