River View Cemetery Participates In Wreaths Across America

By: River View Cemetery
 
PORTLAND, Ore. - Dec. 10, 2020 - PRLog -- River View Cemetery has been working hard to ensure that the service members buried there will be honored on December 19, 2020 with the placement of live, balsam veterans' wreaths as part of National Wreaths Across America Day.

This year, the ceremonies that are held across the country at more than 2,200 participating locations, may look a little different as the national nonprofit is making every effort to meet CDC recommended safety guidelines while also adhering to state, local, and cemetery safety measures that have been implemented due to COVID-19. All attendees are asked to wear masks and maintain at least 6' social distance at the outdoor ceremony at 11:30 am on December 19, 2020 at the Soldier's Circle.

To sponsor a wreath and stay informed about event details, please visit https://www.WreathsAcrossAmerica.org/ORRVCC

"It is important that during challenging times we all take a moment to remember those who have met and overcome challenges – like our nation's military and their families – and show unity in our American spirit while we work together in an effort to march forward in the face of what seems to be insurmountable odds," said Karen Worcester, Executive Director of Wreaths Across America. "We are so grateful to the good people of this great nation for participating in the mission to Remember, Honor, and Teach."

National Wreaths Across America Day is a free, non-political event that is open to all people, and this year, River View Cemetery will be abiding by all local and state safety guidelines and rules set forth at which Wreaths Across America is a guest.

Wreaths Across America is the non-profit organization best known for placing veterans' wreaths on the headstones of our nation's fallen at Arlington National Cemetery. However, the organization, in total, places more than 2.2 million sponsored wreaths at over 2,200 participating locations nationwide and offers other programs throughout the calendar year.

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About Wreaths Across America:
Wreaths Across America is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded to continue and expand the annual wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery begun by Maine businessman Morrill Worcester in 1992. The organization's mission – Remember, Honor, Teach – is carried out in part each year by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies in December at Arlington, as well as at thousands of veterans' cemeteries and other locations in all 50 states and beyond.

This year's Wreaths Across America Day is December 19, 2020. For more information or to sponsor a wreath, please visit WreathsAcrossAmerica.org.

Press contacts:

Rachel Essig
River View Cemetery
Rachel@riverviewcemetery.org
300 S. Taylors Ferry Rd.
(503) 246-4251

Sean Sullivan
Wreaths Across America
ssullivan@wreathsacrossamerica.org
(207) 230-4599

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