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Linn Grove Cemetery in need of Community Support to Honor Veterans and First Responders

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The nationwide Wreaths Across America event will recognize local veterans and first responders during an outdoor celebration and the placing of wreaths on veterans’ graves at Linn Grove Cemetery. Officials need help from the local community to ensure this annual recognition celebration is successful.

Ways to Help

How to Volunteer
Consider attending one or both of these events at Linn Grove Cemetery, prior registration is not required. Bring as many people you know along with you, just show up dressed in warm clothing and be sure to wear gloves for inclement weather.

Volunteer Opportunities

  • 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 6 volunteers will be needed to place marking flags on each veteran’s and first responder’s graves in preparation for the upcoming ceremony.
  • 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 18 the celebration to honor veterans begins with a tribute and speech from local officials, following with placing wreaths on gravesites.

Sponsor a Wreath
The fresh evergreen wreath to go upon a veteran’s or first responder’s grave cost $15. Officials hope to have one wreath placed on each of the 1,860 graves at Linn Grove Cemetery.

  • Checks can be made payable to: Wreaths Across America - COL CGG CO 0032
    Please be sure to include the code to ensure the wreath is sent to Greeley, CO
    Mailed to: P. O. Box 336172, Greeley, CO 80633

Drop off at: Linn Grove Cemetery, Adamson’s Life Celebration Home, or Hykes Ace Hardware

Credit card online purchases: https://tinyurl.com/waalinngrove

“There’s much work to be done to ensure each Veteran and First Responder is honored and remembered this December,” said Chris Ruth, location coordinator with Wreaths Across America. “We count on the community’s support. Volunteering or sponsoring a wreath donation is a wonderful opportunity for service organizations, students and families to give back to the community, and to carry on their mission: Remember our fallen U.S. Veterans. Honor those who serve. Teach your children the value of freedom.”

More Information

The Wreaths Across America event is supported by the City of Greeley. If you are interested in learning more about how to volunteer, or would like to donate funds to sponsor a wreath, please contact Chris Ruth at waalinngrove@gmail.com or call 970-302-2132 for more information. You can also follow us on Instagram: wreathsacrossamericalinngrove or Facebook.com/WAALinnGrove


Release Date:
Oct 29, 2021
For more information, media representatives should contact:
David Naill, Greeley cemetery manager
970-350-9385

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Communication and Engagement Office

1000 10th Street
Greeley, Colorado 80631

CE@greeleygov.com

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