November 9, 2014

Project Everlasting Gratitude for Veteran's gravesites - By David Tanguay

The Wreaths Across America project which honors deceased Veterans with a wreath during the Christmas season, has grown in awareness and popularity, begging the question- if there, why not here? In Dec 2013, Studio Flora, Sebago Gardens Landscaping and the Little Log Cabin Montessori School collaborated with local Veterans and Scout organizations to place over 800 wreaths on the Veterans Graves in Windham.

 These same organizations and businesses have teamed up again this year to again support Project Everlasting Gratitude here in Windham. On Saturday, December 6th the wreaths will be laid on Veterans Graves in twenty seven of Windham’s 31 cemeteries. 

How you can help? In addition to local veterans and Scout organizations, volunteers will be need to make bows and help assemble the bows on the wreaths. If you would like to help make the bows that will decorate the wreaths contact Studio Flora for time and place. Volunteers will also be needed to put the bows on the wreaths on December 4th and 5th. This work will be done at the Sebago Garden Landscape Company. As noted, this worthy cause will need community support and funding. Last year many family members and friends of deceased veterans contributed funds to honor their veteran and help support the program.

 If you would like to contribute you may stop by Studio Flora 889 Roosevelt Trail (Route 302) or send a check to: Studio Flora, 889 Roosevelt Trail, Windham, Maine 04062 or call 892-7523. A wreath is an everlasting symbol; everlasting love, everlasting life and in this case Everlasting Gratitude to those to honor who served.

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