From: William Oswald
Sent: 12/08/2011 9:47:52 AM
Subject: Fw: Need Your Assistance via Tommy Scott
Please post to our list ASAP. 10 Dec. Noon. Need help laying wreaths at Lee St. Cemetery, Danville from Boy Scout and Cub Scout units. E-mail or call me if they can participate. Danriverde@BSA-brmc.org<mailto:Danriverde@BSA-brmc.org>. or 434-429-643<tel:434429643>)
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From: Tony Turner <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: William Oswald <email@example.com>
Sent: Thu, Dec 8, 2011 02:46:01 GMT+00:00
Subject: Need Your Assistance via Tommy Scott
Tommy Scott gave me your e-mail address. I have been trying to get in touch with several Boy Scout Troops here in Danville, but have failed miserably. Last year we had a troop participate in our Wreath Laying Ceremony at Danville National Cemetery on Lee St. The coordinator of last year's ceremony did not pass his contact information when he decided not to lead this years ceremony. I just came on board about a week ago so I am scrambling to find participants. So far I have several organizations attending. The American Legion and the Civil Air Patrol are, but two.
I was hoping to get more Boy Scout troops involved. It is a brief ceremony honoring our fallen veterans.
We will present seven wreaths representing the
United States Army
United States Navy
United States Marine Corps
United States Air Force
United States Coast Guard
United States Merchant Marines
in honor of the 93,129 United States Servicemen
from all branches of the service who last know status was either Prisoners of War or Missing in Action. POW/MIA
We will also lay as many wreaths as we have on the graves of the fallen. It would be an honor to have some Boy Scouts laying some of these wreaths.
Below you will find information concerning the Wreath Laying Remembrance Ceremony that will take place this Saturday December 10, 2011 at Danville National Cemetery. This is the 5th year for our local ceremony. We join with tens of thousands around the country in more than 500 cemeteries in remembering those that have served and passed, those that served and remain and those that currently serve.
We would be honored for you to attend this brief ceremony (approximately 30 minutes). I would appreciate any assistance you can offer with getting area Boy Scouts to participate. I know it's short notice, but I only came on board last week. Anything you can do is appreciated.
Patriot Guard Riders
Virginia Patriot Guard
Assistant State Captain
State Captain Emeritus
To be killed in war is not the worst that can happen. To be lost is not the worst that can happen... to be forgotten is the worst." -Pierre Claeyssens (1909-2003).
Wreaths Across AmericaTM Day To Honor Veterans At Danville National Cemetery And Over 600+ Participating Locations Nationwide.
For Immediate Release
Danville, Virginia - Danville National Cemetery - 721 Lee St Danville, Va - On Saturday December, 10th, 2011 at 12:00 Noon - members of the Danville community will gather together to honor veterans during the holiday season as part of the annual Wreaths Across America Day.
The Patriot Guard Riders has volunteered to conduct the WAA ceremony this year at the Danville National Cemetery on Saturday December 10, 2011 starting at (12:00 Noon EST. Seven ceremonial wreaths will be placed to remember all soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines who served, honor their sacrifices, and teach our younger generations about the high cost of our freedoms.
Specially designated wreaths for the Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, Merchant Marine, and POW/MIA will be placed on memorials during a ceremony that will be coordinated simultaneously at over 600 participating locations all across the Country.
December 10th will mark the 20th anniversary of Maine wreaths being donated and placed on headstones at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia. 2011 is also the sixth year of the national wreath sponsorship campaign under the guidance of the non-profit WreathsAcrossAmerica.org tha