The Windham based program mirrors the Wreaths across America project that provides wreaths at veteran’s graves in national cemeteries. Windham has over 24 local cemeteries with over 875 veteran’s graves dating back to the Revolutionary War. In December these graves will be honored with the wreaths adorned with a red, white and blue ribbon manufactured by the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 148.
Due to great support from last year, the Post has been able to delay the kick-off of this highly visible program to August. Several $500 donations have been received that greatly enhance the success of the program. The goal this year is $6000. Your donation of just $25 will buy four wreaths. All donations great and small are most welcome.
All monetary contributions will be used to purchase the wreaths and ribbon material. Post members, as well as local veterans, auxiliary, scout groups, cadets and members of the community volunteers will lay the wreaths at the veteran’s graves who served in the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, WWI, WWII, Korean War, Vietnam conflict and the most recent conflicts around the world.
To donate please send a check to: American Legion Wreath Program P.O. Box 1776, Windham Maine 04062.
Thank you for your support from the American Legion, Field-Allen Post 148 in Windham.