Wreaths Across America 2018 Ceremony
Darien’s Spring Grove Veterans’ Cemetery
Saturday, December 15, 2018
The public is encouraged to attend the Wreaths Across America dedication ceremony to be held at noon on Saturday, December 15, at Darien’s Spring Grove Veterans Cemetery. According to local tallies, there are 2,184 veterans buried in the Darien cemetery, the first of three designated official veterans’ cemeteries in the state of CT. The other two are in Middletown and Rocky Hill. Local fundraisers have collected over 1,200 wreath sponsorships for Darien’s Spring Grove Veterans Cemetery this year.
Darien’s wreath laying ceremony will be conducted simultaneously with the wreath ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery on December 15, 2018. Many interested local residents are needed to help with the wreath placement this year. People are asked to arrive at Spring Grove Veterans Cemetery by 11:30 AM to prepare for the noon ceremony. The local ceremony will be led by David Polett, Location Coordinator for Wreaths Across America, Darien, assisted by Vietnam Veterans John Driscoll and Alan Bixler. In 2018, Wreaths Across America marks the 27th anniversary of the Worcester Wreath Company donating wreaths to Arlington National Cemetery.