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Clarendon Wreaths Across America


Clarendon and Sumter County Quilts of Valor announced today that it has chosen to support Wreaths Across America at Sumter Cemetery (SCSCSU) as part of the national organization’s Group Sponsorship Program. This is the first year that Clarendon and Sumter County Quilts of Valor will participate in the national program whose mission is to Remember the fallen, Honor those who served, and Teach the next generation the value of freedom. 

The goal for Clarendon and Sumter County Quilts of Valor is to support efforts that help unify our community and celebrate our freedom by thanking 4000 veterans laid to rest at Sumter Cemetery (SCSCSU) with the placement of a live, balsam veteran’s wreath this December.

Clarendon and Sumter County Quilts of Valor will be at the Silver Bells Arts & Crafts Fair, Sumter Fair Grounds, November 19 & 20, where you may donate to Wreaths Across America in person, our you may donate online at https://www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/SC0275P.

“We are forever grateful to all the volunteers and groups who dedicate their time and effort nationwide to fulfilling this yearlong mission,” said Karen Worcester, executive director, Wreaths Across America. “These individuals and their communities know the value of remembering the fallen, honoring those who currently serve and teaching the next generation about the sacrifices made for our freedom every day, and with their continued support, Wreaths Across America continues to grow.”

Those interested in volunteering for Wreaths Across America or sponsoring a wreath to support Clarendon and Sumter County Quilts of Valor are invited to visit https://www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/SC0275P to learn more. 

National Wreaths Across America Day will be held on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022. WAA Day is a free, non-political, community event open to all people. 

About Wreaths Across America

Wreaths Across America is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded to continue and expand the annual wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery begun by Maine businessman Morrill Worcester in 1992. The organization’s mission – Remember, Honor, Teach – is carried out in part each year by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies in December at Arlington, as well as at thousands of veterans’ cemeteries and other locations in all 50 states and beyond. For more information, to sponsor wreaths or to sign up to volunteer, please visit www.WreathsAcrossAmerica.org.


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