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Date:
December 15, 2018
Time:
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:
Albert G. Horton, Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery
Address:
5310 Milners Road
Suffolk, VA 23434
Contact:
757.255.7217
ADA:
No
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Albert G. Horton, Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery Annual Wreath Laying Event

Saturday, December 15, 2018

The Horton Wreath Society is a 501(c)3 organization that was created to raise funds to place a live evergreen wreath on each marker in the Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery in Suffolk, Virginia. 2018 serves as the 11th year the Society has raised funds to honor our veterans and fallen heroes. In 2017, 8,000 live wreaths were placed at the cemetery by over 3,000 volunteers. Our goal this year is to place approximately 9,000 live wreaths and we need volunteers to help us! The Society strives to educate all, especially our youth and future generations, to remember the sacrifices by and to respect our veterans. This is a Free Family Event open to everyone that wishes to volunteer, no registration required, just show up. We will begin with our welcome and laying of the ceremonial row of wreaths at 9:00am.

Family members with loved ones interred at the Albert G. Horton, Jr., Memorial Veterans Cemetery will have the opportunity to lay wreaths for their loved ones first at 9:30 am, followed by general wreath placement by our volunteers.

Light refreshments, coffee and hot cocoa will be available for the duration of the actual Wreath Laying. 

Upon the laying of the last wreath, the Horton Wreath Society formal ceremony will be conducted at the Committal Shelter to honor and recognize the many sacrifices of our veterans. This ceremony will feature guest speakers, music, and a final procession of playing TAPS and Amazing Grace on the bagpipes leading everyone to the Main Memorial Wreath for the conclusion of all Ceremonies. This event will conclude by 1:00pm. 

Please note that there is absolutely no parking available on or at the cemetery grounds on December 15. Due to a major construction project to add additional burial sites, all participants must park at designated satellite parking areas. There will be free transportation to and from these satellite sites to and from the cemetery. For more information re: satellite parking, please visit the website at www.hortonwreathsociety.webs.com.