At 11:00am, a prayer will be offered by designated leaders in each section of the cemetery prior to placement of wreaths, along with a moment of contemplation and expression of gratefulness. At 12:00pm, a short program will be presented at the assembly area. This year’s speaker is American Legionnaire Jim Lindenmayer, director of the Cherokee County Homeless Veterans.
The objectives of the program are to remember our fallen U.S. veterans, honor those who serve, and teach children the value of freedom. Members of youth groups, scouts, Young Marines, Civil Air Patrol, and ROTC units assist in unloading and unpacking wreaths and providing support.
The Georgia National Cemetery has over 15,000 interned. They need over 14,000 wreaths but currently have only 6,500. To help ensure every internment has a wreath, contributions for the live wreaths at the Georgia National Cemetery may be made at GaNationalCemetery.org.