Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Join Us for Wreaths Across America Ceremony on Saturday 17 December

Thank you for your support of Wreaths Across America this year! Many of you have sponsored wreaths which will help us honor and remember our fallen Veterans this Holiday season and also help our squadron continue to perform "Missions for America."

We'd like to invite you to join us at Pacific View Memorial Park in Corona Del Mar to help place these wreaths on Veteran's graves.

Veteran's Memorial at Pacific View Memorial Park
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Here is a message from Rod Gomez who is the coordinator for the Wreaths Across America ceremony at Pacific View Memorial Park,

"Hello everyone, This is Rod Gomez at Pacific View Memorial Park. Thank you for volunteering. It is our goal to make every year bigger than the last. Because of the hard work of our fundraising groups, we have achieved that goal. As of today Friday, December 9th the count has us at 470 wreaths. This is almost DOUBLE the amount of wreaths sponsored last year. GREAT WORK EVERYONE!! Please continue to spread the word and bring your family & friends to the event. Here are a few tips to keep in mind. Our ceremony starts at 10am on December 17 at 3500 Pacific View Drive, Corona del Mar, CA 92625. Arrive by 9:30am to get a good parking spot. It is an outdoor event so keep the weather in mind and dress accordingly. The ceremony lasts about 30 minutes. After the ceremony you will all be asked to help place the 470 wreaths that have been sponsored this year. You will be walking on grass that may be wet. Wear sensible, flat shoes. Jewish grave regulations dictate that volunteers should refrain from placing wreaths on the graves of any Jewish veterans except when specifically requested to do so by the families of those veterans. Consequently, it can be assumed that a wreath on a gravestone marked with the Star of David was placed there intentionally by a family member or at the request of a family member. All told I would anticipate being here about an hour and a half. Looking forward to seeing you all at the ceremony. Rod Gomez Pacific View Memorial Park & Mortuary 949-467-3704"

We hope to see you there!