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National Wreaths Across America Day

Posted on Friday, November 17, 2023 at 4:55 pm

National Wreaths Across America Day to be Sponsored by the Robert Lewis Chapter DAR at Liggett (also known as Andrews-Liggett) Cemetery near Lewisburg

Liggett Cemetery, named an official Wreaths Across America (WAA) location, will host a wreath-laying ceremony, joining more than 2,500 other locations across the country for National Wreaths Across America Day.  Coordinated and led by the Robert Lewis Chapter DAR, they are raising funds to sponsor the placement of wreaths on the headstones of service members laid to rest there.  This annual event seeks to further the WAA mission of Remember, Honor, Teach, ensuring that the memory of those who served our country endures.

Donations of wreaths are needed in order to recognize all veterans. Donations for Liggett Cemetery can be made at   Click on the button “Sponsor a Specific Cemetery.”   A donation box will pop-up.  Select the number of wreaths to donate.  Each wreath costs $17.00. Type in Liggett Cemetery in “Select Location to Support.”  Liggett Cemetery must be specified or the wreath will not be sent with the orders.

When: 11:00 A.M. December 16, 2023

Where: Andrews-Liggett Cemetery on Mt. Vernon Road.

Wreaths Across America is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded to continue and expand the annual wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery begin by Maine businessman Morill Worcester in 1992.  The organization’s mission – Remember, Honor, Teach – is carried out in part each year by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies in December at Arlington, as well as at more than 2,500 veteran’s cemeteries and other locations in all 50 states and overseas.

The Robert Lewis Chapter chose Liggett Cemetery to sponsor in this national event is because it contains the final resting place of both a revolutionary patriot, Fredrick Fisher, and a WWII Army nurse, Lieutenant Elizabeth Jane Early Andrews.  After research of this cemetery, it has been determined that there are approximately twenty-five veterans buried in this cemetery.  This is the second cemetery that the DAR has sponsored in Marshall County.