Reminder - We will be placing approximately 165 Grave Specific Wreaths on Sunday, December 20, 2020. We will be joined by a Unit of the Young Marines.
Let's meet at the Fort Logan Visitors Center by 10:30AM in order to discuss our plans and to distribute grave location information. We should be underway before 11:00AM. The current weather forecast calls for a high of 52 degrees. It should be in the mid 40s when we begin, at 11:00AM.
Please bring your work gloves and remember that we will be required to wear facial coverings while we are on the Fort Logan Cemetery grounds.
Following is the post that would be made under normal circumstances. This year, if there is a Ceremony prior to the placement of the Wreaths, it will be virtual. Also, still to be determined, Wreath placement may be extended over several days in order to insure Coronavirus directives can be more easily maintained. Complete schedule details will be added once they become firm.
On December 19, 2020, Wreaths will be placed on the graves of Military Heroes, all across the United States of America. Again this year, the Patriot Guard Riders of Colorado has signed up to be a fundraising group in order to assist in the sponsorship of Wreaths. This arrangement is beneficial for two outstanding organizations. For each $15.00 Wreath purchased through Wreaths Across America, $10.00 will go toward the purchase of the Wreath and the Colorado PGR will receive a $5.00 donation for each Wreath sponsored.
To sponsor a Wreath, the website is www.wreathsacrossamerica.org. Once you sign in, you can opt to donate, volunteer or you can do both. You don't necessarily have to volunteer through this website if you want to place Wreaths on December 19th. If you wish to sponsor a Wreath using the Colorado PGR Fundraising Group (CO0070P), please click on the following link: https://wreathsacrossamerica.org/CO0070P. Once you sponsor a Wreath using CO0070P, you can request placement at either Fort Logan National Cemetery, Pikes Peak National Cemetery or Fort Lyon National Cemetery.
Also, in Grand Junction, the Colorado PGR has been a fundraising group for a number of years. If you choose to sponsor Wreaths for the Western Colorado Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Grand Junction, please enter CO0003.
If any of you have questions or problems, please contact me at 303-518-8790 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Whether you decide to use the Colorado PGR or any other fundraising group, the obvious goal is to place as many wreaths as possible and your sponsorship is greatly appreciated. Please use the same contact information if you are not able to attend on December 19th and wish to have a Wreath placed on a specific grave. Simply provide the full name of the Veteran, the Cemetery section and site number.
For those who plan to help with the placement of the Wreaths on December 19th, there is a brief ceremony when each Wreath is placed. Once placed, the name the Veteran is spoken and either a hand salute or hand over the heart is rendered.
The deadline for ordering a Wreath for placement on December 19th will be Monday, November 30, 2020.
Thank you for your past and continued support.