Wreaths of Remembrance 2018

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9th Annual Wreaths of Remembrance
    Gloucester County has without a doubt one of the most beautiful Veteran’s Cemeteries in the country and one we can all be proud of. For 8 years Gloucester County veterans and volunteers have come together to raise funds to purchase and lay wreaths on the grave sites of veterans and family members buried at the Gloucester County Veterans Memorial Cemetery as a gesture of honor and remembrance.  We continue the tradition again this year of honoring our veterans at a special ceremony starting 10 AM on December 8th 2018 at the Gloucester County Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery in Monroe Township followed by performing individual grave ceremonies and the laying of 2700 wreaths covering all the grave sites at the Cemetery. 
 
     To do this however, we need your help. We are seeking donations to purchase the wreaths as well as volunteers to help us lay the wreaths at the grave sites on December 8th  after to the 10:00 AM dedication. We have made the commitment of laying 2700 wreaths this year, the number of grave sites currently at the cemetery.  
 
     People for People of Gloucester County, The Veterans Advisory Committee,  Lora & Rich Gess and the Rotary Club of Glassboro are spearheading this effort to raise the funds needed and laying the Wreaths of Remembrance at the Gloucester County Veterans Memorial Cemetery.  We invite you to join us in honoring the memory of the 2700 Veterans and family members who are interred at the Cemetery.
 
1.   Wreaths with ribbons can be purchased at $7.00 each. 
2.   Families of interred Veterans are invited to a "Private" gathering and Wreath laying at 9:00AM on Dec. 8, 2018
3.   Memorial Ceremony will start promptly at 10:00AM
4.   Volunteers will gather at 9:45AM and individual grave ceremonies and wreaths laying will follow after Memorial Ceremony.

PLEASE NOTE: 

Special Parking Information

Due to the growing popularity of the Wreaths of Remembrance event being held on December 8th, 2018 there will be changes to the parking procedures for this year. All volunteers and family members are required to proceed to Williamstown High School located one mile from the cemetery at 700 Tuckahoe Road, Williamstown New Jersey 08094. Once there you will be directed to available parking. There will be multiple buses to take you from the school to the cemetery. Shuttles will begin running at 7:45 AM. Family members are suggested to arrive no later than 8:30 AM and volunteers no later than 9:15 AM. There will be one shuttle bus from Monroe Township that is Handicap Accessible.

Only vehicles that display a Handicap license plate or window display will be allowed to park on the cemetery grounds. This is necessary due to the limited parking available at that site.

If you are organizing groups, such as, Boys Scouts, etc. please have your group meet at the school and ride the shuttle in a group.  

 
Wreaths can be purchased:
1.      Clicking "DONATE" to purchase wreaths with a credit card or paypal
2.      By sending a check made payable to: 
         "People for People” Please write “Wreaths” in the memo line.
              Mail to:   PO Box 256  Mullica Hill, NJ 08062 
 
All donations must be received by December 9, 2018. All money donated to the“Wreaths of Remembrance”  will go directly to the program.  This is not a fund raiser for any organization or group.
 
For more information call People for People at 856-579-7561
To register yourself or your group to volunteer call Janis at 856-579-7561.

Thank you, 
Bernadette and Paul Blackstock
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