THE TOWN OF HERNDON REQUESTED NO PUBLIC CEREMONY THIS YEAR DUE TO COVID-19
863 VETERANS HONORED DECEMBER 19, 2020 AT
CHESTNUT GROVE CEMETERY
WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO MADE DONATIONS
TO SUPPORT WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA
The Herndon Woman's Club prepared for Wreaths Across America
at Chestnut Grove Cemetery for many months. Logistics
and restrictions became necessary as the rise of covid cases
increased as we neared December 19. Along with Arlington
National Cemetery and 2,500 other locations, changes were
necessary to include no large gatherings as a way to
insure the safety of everyone.
The Town of Herndon requested we keep the number of our club
members at a minimum to place the 863 wreaths at the Cemetery.
A brief and quiet ceremony was held and ceremonial wreaths
were presented for each branch of service.
Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard,
Merchant Marines, POW/MIA
Those in attendance wore masks as they
located the veteran graves and placed the stakes. On a
snowy December 19, 863 wreaths were placed. The members
were pleased to THANK each veteran by name and
thank them for their service.
REMEMBER HONOR TEACH
A special thanks to the following local businesses and civic and
community organizations who contributed to Wreaths Across America.
Adams Green Funeral Home
Dr. Finley's Family Eyecare
H&S Plumbing and Heating, Inc.
Main Street Bank
The Closet of The Greater Herndon Area
The Post Foundation
Knights of Columbus
St. Joseph's Catholic Church
The Herndon Fortnightly Club
Women of the Moose
For the past seven years, members of HWC have been
honored to raise funds for and conduct a
Wreaths Across America Ceremony to honor the 863
veterans buried in Chestnut Grove Cemetery.
Each and every veteran deserves our gratitude and a
special place in our hearts.
Due to current covid restrictions, the Town of Herndon requested
no large crowds or public ceremony this year. To help
everyone understand how veterans buried at
Chestnut Grove served our country for over the past 200
years, we are sharing the information below.
We hope you enjoy learning more about these
veterans who have been a part of our community
and served our nation.