Hundreds of Volunteers Needed AGAIN for Wreaths Across America at Golden Gate National Cemetery on Jan 7th

South San Francisco, CA   January 1, 2107  by Carolyn Livengood, SMC Columnist 

Volunteers should show up at 8:00 a.m. Jan 7 2017

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 remove the wreaths for discard at 8 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 7.

Recology San Bruno will provide containers for the disposal.

 

UPDATE JAN 3, 2017 1:30PM FROM ROBERT RIECHEL: 

VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED AT 8 A.M. THIS SATURDAY, JAN. 7, AT GOLDEN GATE NATIONAL CEMETERY IN SAN BRUNO. PLEASE HELP PASS THE WORD. THANK YOU.

The Avenue of Flags Committee in support of Golden Gate National Cemetery needs volunteers to help remove 11,025 wreaths from the grave sites starting with Section G along Nimitz Drive in the cemetery located at 1300 Sneath Lane (Veterans Way) near I-280 in San Bruno..

The wreaths — donated by the Walmart Foundation, individuals, corporations, and groups as part of the Wreaths Across America program held at the cemetery this year on Dec. 17 — will be discarded in containers provided by Recology San Bruno.

Wreaths Across America is an annual tribute held every December at our national and state cemeteries across the U.S. “to remember our fallen U.S. veterans; honor those who serve, and to teach your children the value of freedom” (per the Wreaths Across America website).

Be sure to wear layers in case of inclement weather and comfortable shoes. You do not have to register to help, just show up!

If questions, email Carolyn Livengood, president, Avenue of Flags Committee, at: carolynlivengood@sanbrunocable.com.

2 comments for “Hundreds of Volunteers Needed AGAIN for Wreaths Across America at Golden Gate National Cemetery on Jan 7th

  1. Beth Miller
    January 3, 2017 at 2:17 pm

    I am unavailable for this opportunity (it’s drill weekend), but I’d love to be informed of future volunteer opportunities here!

    • Editor
      January 3, 2017 at 2:20 pm

      Hi Beth,
      It might be best to contact Carolyn Livengood directly and ask if she has a list of volunteers in which to add you for future reference. She can be reached at carolynlivengood@sanbrunocable.com
      Thank you for your interest!
      Best,
      -Ed

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