SUFFOLK--Money is being raised to place live wreaths on graves at the Albert G. Horton, Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery in Suffolk.
The Horton Wreath Society hopes to get $34,000 in donations, which will pay for 4,000 live wreaths.
Officials say without that amount of money, wreaths can only be placed in only one or two sections.
The placement will be done on Saturday, December 15. Veteran, military and fraternal organizations, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts and active duty personnel will begin laying the wreaths at 9:30 am. A ceremony will follow at 11:30 a.m. at the committal shelter. It will feature guest speakers, music, and a final procession from the committal shelter to the last row of graves where active duty members in uniform from each service branch will place the wreaths on the remaining headstones.
This will be the 5th year the Society has raised funds to honor our veterans and fallen heroes.
The Society strives to educate our youth to remember the sacrifices, respect our veterans, and educate future generations.
Send a donation to Horton Wreath Society Treasurer, 1401 Trapelo Court, Virginia Beach, VA 23456. Checks can be made out to the Horton Wreath Society.