Wreaths Across America Ceremony Dec. 17

Wreaths Across America for the Fort Scott National Cemetery has announced that the 2022 goal has been met.  Location Coordinator Diann Tucker says this was made possible by many individuals, groups and businesses who donated  and sponsored the nearly 7000 wreaths.  This event receives greatly appreciated local community support, as well as support from across the country to honor our military laid to rest in Fort Scott.    It is a huge effort and we thank each of you for your participation.


A convoy escort is planned for the CFI Wreaths Across America truck.  The CFI drivers for Wreaths Across America are veterans who volunteer and donate their time for delivery for this occasion.  Anyone interested in participating in the escort should meet on the parking lot of the FSCC Harley Davidson School at 274 N. Industrial Drive, Pittsburg, Kansas (on the north end of Pittsburg) about 8:15 AM on December 17.  There will be a Crawford County sheriff escort to the Bourbon County line when the Bourbon County Sheriff’s Department will lead the Wreaths Across America truck escort on to its destination at Fort Scott National Cemetery.  Motorcycle and private automobile escorts are welcome.


A brief ceremony followed by laying of remembrance wreaths is scheduled for Saturday, December 17, beginning at 11 AM at Fort Scott National Cemetery.  There will be some limited transportation available within the gates of the cemetery for anyone needing assistance.  The public is encouraged to come and help in this recognition of our military and the Wreaths Across America mission to “Remember, Honor and Teach”.  We encourage everyone to be a part of the wreath placement.  No registration is required for volunteers.

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