Friday, November 19, 2010
A Call to Action
DIXON, Cal. -- Anne Loucks Chapter NSDAR is leading the pack to honor fallen veterans this Christmas, but we are worried we won't be able to pay tribute to all of them.
Sue Busenius is leading the local Wreaths Across America effort. Cities nationwide are participating to collect wreaths for their own national cemeteries to place on the gravesites.
Busenius said 4,000 wreaths still are needed, in order to place one on all the gravesites, at the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery.
"We want and need to recognize them for their service to our country," said Busenius.
As of Friday, Busenius said they were short 4000 wreaths.
She's grateful to those who have sponsored a $15 wreath, but the chapter needs more help to reach their goal, she said. "We will take anything that anybody has to offer because it will all add up."
The deadline to buy a wreath is Nov. 29. To make a donation visit Sacramento Valley National Support Committee website.
The Wreath laying ceremony is Saturday, Dec. 11 at the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery.