Wreaths Across America chestnut grove cemetery
december 14, 2019
Thanks to everyone who joined the Town of Herndon and Herndon Woman's Club on Saturday, December 14th, 2019, for the Wreaths Across America National Day of Remembrance Ceremony at Chestnut Grove Cemetery to honor and remember the 848 veterans buried there. Despite the rain falling from the skies, we hope everyone had the opportunity to place a wreath and thank a veteran by name for their service.
Thanks to those who made a donation for wreaths both small and large to ensure a wreath would be available for each veteran at Chestnut Grove Cemetery. We were proud to see the uniformed memorial wreath presenters representing each branch of service at the ceremony. Army, Marine Corp, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, Merchant Marine and POW/MIA.
Many thanks to the South Lake HS ROTC, bugler, Reston Chorale Bobby Pins, CERT members who directed traffic/parking within the cemetery, future members of the Air Force and Marines for their assistance, the excellent PA system, cemetery staff, the Herndon Fortnightly Club and Adams Green Funeral Home, for providing the refreshments and to each of you who placed a wreath and thanked a veteran. Thanks also to those members who volunteered their time throughout the year.
Following is a breakdown of veterans from the various branches of service laid to rest at Chestnut Grove Cemetery.
Air Force 66
Marine Corps 35
Coast Guard 12
Merchant Marine 2
National Guard/Reserves 12
Branch not specified 202
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