South San Francisco, CA December 14, 2016 Submitted by Robert Riechel, San Bruno Patch Original Source Carolyn Livengood
Leianne Graves, chairwoman of the Wreaths Across America subcommittee of the Avenue of Flags Committee in support of Golden Gate National Cemetery, has received notice that the cemetery will be receiving 10,800 wreaths (two full truckloads) for distribution on the cemetery’s grave sites at 1300 Sneath Lane (Veterans Way) in San Bruno.
Individuals and various groups donated about 2,700 wreaths and Walmart generously donated the balance of the first truck and then pledged another full truck load of 5,400 wreaths.
Volunteers are needed to help place a wreath on each grave site (except grave stones marked with the Star of David) starting with Section G on Nimitz Drive in the cemetery.
Prior to distribution, the Avenue of Flags Committee is presenting its annual Wreaths Across America program, featuring keynote speaker Lt. Col. Christopher Starling, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired), director of military and veterans affairs at the Marines Memorial Club in San Francisco, starting at 8:45 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 17.
After the brief ceremony, it is required that volunteers receive instructions about how and where to place the wreaths.
Volunteers are also needed to remove the wreaths for discard at 8 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 7. Recology San Bruno will provide containers for the disposal.
Both events will be held rain or shine. The grass may be wet from recent rains so be aware that your shoes may get wet. Also, wear layers in case of inclement weather and comfortable shoes.
There is no need to register – Please just show up
Sent by Carolyn Livengood, president
Avenue of Flags Committee in support of
Golden Gate National Cemetery