OXON HILL, Md. — Members of the Savannah State University National Alumni Association Washington DC Chapter were on hand during the 2018 Alfred Street Baptist Church HBCU College Festival.
ARLINGTON, Va. — For a second year, volunteers from the Savannah State University National Alumni Association Washington DC Chapter were among the more than 75,000 volunteers who braved the cold weather conditions and heavy traffic to lay more than 245,000 wreaths during the Wreaths Across America Day at Arlington National Cemetery this past Saturday.
Wreaths Across America is a nonprofit organization that also places wreaths at cemeteries across the country. The event has been going on for 26 years at Arlington National Cemetery and is designed to honor the men and women who’ve served in the U.S. armed forces. The tradition began when Maine wreath maker Morrill Worcester donated 5,000 wreaths to Arlington Cemetery. Donations from individuals and corporations have helped the wreath laying tradition continue.
WASHINGTON — For the second straight year, members of the Savannah State University National Alumni Association Washington, DC Chapter will participate in the Wreaths Across America program at Arlington National Cemetery on Saturday, December 17.
The chapter will be part of a larger group of capital-area alumni associations, corporate groups, and individual volunteers that aim to place 500,000 wreaths on veterans’ graves this year. Wreaths Across America’s mission — Remember, Honor, Teach — is carried out annually thorugh wreath laying ceremonies at veteran cemeteries and other locations in all 50 states, through ceremonies at sea, and at 24 national cemeteries on foreign soil. To learn more about Wreaths Across America locations near you or to donate to the program visit wreathsacrossamerica.org.