The plans have changed since Hurricane Nicole damaged the docks at Carney Island. The boat docks are closed for repair so the Staging of Vessels will now be at Dock #110 - northeast of Carney Island. All festivities during the day at Carney Island on December 3, 2022 have been canceled.
Elizabeth Gassoway has invited you to participate in National Wreaths Across America Day ("Wreaths Day") to be held this year on December 17, 2022! Here is a personal note from Elizabeth Gassoway about Wreaths day:
I am sharing the information on Wreaths Across America in case you would like to sponsor a wreath or help to place them on the graves of our fallen heroes.
The local event is at Highland Memorial Park 1515 NE 3rd St., Ocala, December 17th at noon. If you would like to volunteer, please arrive by 11:30. Sign up to volunteer and/or sponsor a wreath on the Wreaths Across America website.
What is National Wreaths Across America Day?
Each December on National Wreaths Across America Day, our mission to Remember, Honor, and Teach is carried out by coordinating veteran wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery, as well as at more than 2,800 additional locations in all 50 U.S. states, at sea and abroad.
How can I participate in National Wreaths Across America Day?
All veteran wreaths are community funded. Our goal is to place a wreath for every veteran nationwide, but most specifically at our local cemetery. Please consider sponsoring veteran wreaths that will be placed on the graves of our nation's heroes at the location(s) that Elizabeth Gassoway supports by visiting our page at NAGVRW - Wreaths Across America and clicking the Red Sponsor button.
You are invited to volunteer at the wreath laying ceremony to assist in saying veteran names aloud and thanking them for their service. Register as a volunteer by going to our page at NAGVRW - Wreaths Across America and clicking the Red Volunteer button.
Help us share our mission to REMEMBER, HONOR, and TEACH by clicking on one of the social sharing links at the bottom of this email.
What should I expect as a Volunteer on Wreaths Across America Day?
As a volunteer, you will join tens of thousands across the nation in placing wreaths on the markers of our fallen heroes. As you place each wreath, you will "say their name" to ensure that the legacy of duty, service, and sacrifice of each veteran is never forgotten. We invite families and volunteers of all ages to come and share in this patriotic experience!
If you have any questions about volunteering, please do not hesitate to contact us at NAGVRW - Wreaths Across America.
In closing, we are delighted that Elizabeth Gassoway invited you to participate, and we look forward to seeing you on National Wreaths Across America Day on December 17, 2022!
The WAA Team
Wreaths Across America
Carney Island boat ramp damage after Hurricane Nicole. Pictures taken on 11/12/2022. Boat ramps are closed until further notice.
Pictures available on Shutterfly: https://ocalasailingclub.shutterfly.com/pictures/2009