Le­gion Aux­il­iary seeks sup­port for Wreaths Across Amer­ica

Maryland Independent - - Celebrations -

The Amer­i­can Le­gion Aux­il­iary Unit 82, La Plata, has joined with Wreaths Across Amer­ica to honor vet­er­ans by plac­ing wreaths on the graves of vet­er­ans. The project be­gan in 1992 and has grown ev­ery year. The unit will spon­sor wreath sales in the “3 for 2 pro­gram.” For ev­ery two wreaths spon­sored, a third wreath will be placed at the Chel­tenham Vet­er­ans Ceme­tery.

The unit is seek­ing $15 do­na­tions for each wreath (one free for ever y two $15 do­na­tions). Checks can be made payable to Wreaths Across Amer­ica, and can be mailed to: Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 82, P.O. Box 1035, La Plata, MD 20646, At­ten­tion: Linda Rollins.

The wreath-lay­ing ser­vice at Chel­tenham Vet­er­ans Ceme­tery will be noon Satur­day, Dec. 15. All are in­vited to at­tend and par­tic­i­pate.

This ef­fort is only pos­si­ble be­cause of in­di­vid­ual and cor­po­rate do­na­tions, the do­na­tions of truck­ing and ship­ping com­pa­nies and thou­sands of vol­un­teers of­fer­ing help­ing hands. Wreaths Across Amer­ica is a 501(c)3 or­ga­ni­za­tion, mean­ing do­na­tions are tax de­ductible and qual­ify for match­ing gifts from many com­pa­nies. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to www. wreath­sacrossamer­ica.org.

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