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Darien Encouraged To Honor Veterans By Buying Wreaths For Graves

Good Wife's River DAR Chapter participated in the 2015 wreath laying ceremony. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Karen Polett
Every grave in the veterans section of Spring Grove Cemetery was covered in 2015, thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Karen Polett

DARIEN, Conn. -- Darien citizens come together annually to purchase and place wreaths on the graves of the veterans interred in the Spring Grove Veterans Cemetery at a Wreaths Across America dedication ceremony.

Wreaths Across America sponsorships will be solicited at $15 per wreath on two consecutive Saturdays, Oct. 8 and 15, in front of Palmer's Market in Darien.

Sponsorships will also be sold at Darien Doughnut from 8-11 a.m. and Goodwives Stop and Shop from 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Oct. 22.

Additional wreath sponsorship collections are scheduled for Goodwives Stop and Shop from 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Oct. 29 and Nov. 5.

The public is encouraged to purchase sponsorships and participate in the wreath dedication ceremony to be held at noon Saturday, Dec. 17, at Spring Grove Veterans Cemetery.

Last year, an anonymous donor’s generosity helped provide a wreath for every grave in the cemetery.

Members of Darien’s Monuments and Ceremonies Commission, under the direction of Chairman Phil Kraft, have organized the 2016 wreath sponsorship collection.

Monuments and Ceremonies Commission members will join with several Darien civic groups, including members of Good Wife’s River DAR Chapter, the Masonic Club of Darien and Ivanhoe Masonic Lodge and others, to collect wreaths sponsorships.

Many Darien businesses also donate.

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