For the past seven years, the Capt. James Ormond Chapter of the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution have hosted an annual Wreaths Across America event in Ormond Beach. This year is no exception.
The ceremony will take place at 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, at Hillside Cemetery, located at 143 Seaton Trail. The chapter wishes for all 245 veteran headstones at the cemetery to receive a live balsam wreath. As of Monday, Dec. 4, 213 wreaths have been sponsored.
Wreaths Across America aims to help people "remember the fallen, honor those that serve and their families, and teach the next generation about the value of freedom," according to its mission statement. The event began in 1992 in Arlington National Cemetery in Washington D.C. Last year, 3,702 locations nationwide hosted a Wreaths Across America event, distributing over 2.7 million wreaths, according to a press release.
For more information about the local event, visit www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/Fl0645.