Wreaths Across America
Prescott, Arizona – 12-14-19
ABOUT THE MISSION:
The annual nationwide ceremony “Wreaths Across America” will take place simultaneously at all national cemeteries across the country on December 14, 2019 at 10 AM sharp (Arizona time). This coordinated effort is to honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice on behalf of their Country. We will again stand a flag line at the Prescott National Cemetery to honor our fallen heroes.
PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 12-14-19
Staging Time: 9:15am
Prescott National Cemetery
Briefing 9:30 AM
Flag line 9:50 AM
Start of Ceremony 10:00 AM
Parking: Only motorcycles will be allowed to park at the cemetery (at the bottom of the hill). Cars and trucks will have to park at the Prescott VA Parking Lot (first right as you enter the VA). Shuttles will be available to bring you to the Cemetery starting at 8:30 AM. It is suggested you be at the VA parking lot no later than 9:00 a.m. The flag line will last a little under one hour. After the ceremony, we are all invited to remain at the Cemetery to lay wreaths.
Flag Captain: Gary Sheldon
Parking Captain: Victor Borelli
Flags & Water:
Flags will be provided
Large Bike Flags will NOT be needed.
Water will be provided.
Submitted By: John Moffitt
Position: Arizona Assistant State Captain
Note: You do not have to own/ride a motorcycle or be a veteran to join, and membership is Free. The only requirement is RESPECT! To subscribe to receive mission notices, log into the National Site and click on the Members tab at the top. Select the Subscribe to PGR Missions option.
The announcement below was released by Public Affairs on 9 December.
Due to the weather forecast for Monday, a high of 15 degrees, I would not encourage anyone to ride to this event but would like to see a good turnout.
The PGR will rally at the front of the Capital Building at 1030 and enter as a group at 1045.
Ride Captain and Point of Contact for this event will be Wayne “affire78” Webster.
Hope to see many of you there.
CHEYENNE – The public is invited to a ceremony for Wyoming’s state
remembrance wreath on Dec. 15, at 11 a.m., in the rotunda of the State
Capitol. The ceremony is part of the Wreaths Across America program that
honors veterans and their families during the holidays.
The ceremony at the capitol rotunda will be hosted by Wyoming
Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. Jim McBride and the Adjutant General
of Wyoming, Maj. Gen. Ed Wright. Everyone, especially family members of
deployed military and deceased veterans are invited, as well as veterans,
veteran’s organizations, and military personnel.
The ceremony will include a moment of silence in remembrance of
deployed military and deceased veteran’s and their families. The remembrance
wreath will remain in the rotunda throughout the holiday season.
Dec. 13 will mark the 17th anniversary of wreaths from Maine being
donated to decorate the graves at Arlington National Cemetery, in Arlington,
Va., and the second year of a national campaign dubbed “Wreaths Across
America” that will bring the same remembrance wreaths to more than 230
National and State Veterans cemeteries and monuments across the nation. This
year, as in past years, wreaths will be donated for a special ceremony at
each State Capitol. All of these specially made wreaths are donated by
Worcester Wreath Company in Harrington, Maine.
Wayne “affire78” Webster
Wyoming State PGR Captain
Retired U.S. Air Force