Wreaths Across America December 11

by Kimberly Cimino in Outing, Pack, Troop 24

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Troop 24 has organized an outing to Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, Illinois (about 1 hour travel from Riverside, just south of Joliet) so that we can participate in this year’s “Wreaths Across America” program.

The wreath-laying tradition was started in 1992 with 4,000 wreaths and two people at Arlington National Cemetery. In 2006, the non-profit organization Wreaths Across America was born and in 2010 will place over 16,000 wreaths at hundreds of cemeteries and memorial sites across the U.S., with your help.

Who Pack 24 and Troop 24 scouts, leaders, and families
What Wreaths Across America
Commemoration of Military Veterans’ Service
Where Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery
20953 W. Hoff Road
Elwood, IL 60421
When Saturday December 11, 2010, 10:30 am
Notes
  • Full uniform required for scouts
  • Dress for the weather – the event is outdoors
  • Wear a red stocking cap or Santa hat
  • Carpooling is recommended
  • Meet at the main flag pole
  • Any questions, contact Debbie Smothers
    website: operationcarepackages.org
    email:
    phone: (815) 693-3215

If you would like to join scouts from Troop 24 and Pack 24 and other volunteers (and we hope you do) please register online using Troop 24’s registration form.

Registration deadline for the online form is Thursday December 9 at 8:00AM. Please note: we will not be utilizing Troop 24 transportation, just their online form. Please make arrangements to arrive at the cemetery by 10:30am on Saturday December 11. Carpool if you can. If you need help sharing a ride, please let me know via email: .

The Troop has additional information online about this event:
http://troop24riverside.com/?p=1659

More information about Wreaths Across America (2009):
http://www.cnn.com/2009/US/12/12/washington.arlington.wreath/

Wreaths at Arlington National Cemetery

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