The foundation plans to place around 4,000 wreaths on local veterans' headstones this December.
(Ripley County, Ind.) – The Ripley County Community Foundation is raising funds to place wreaths on local veterans’ headstones on National Wreaths Across America Day on December 17.
To date, the RCCF has raised nearly $15,000 towards their $60,000 goal.
The funding will be used to place approximately 4,000 wreaths locally.
To donate, visit www.rccfonline.org.
National Wreaths Across America Day was created by Morrill Worcester, the owner of Worcester Wreath Company of Harrington, Maine.
The annual tribute went on quietly for several years, until 2005, when a photo of the stones at Arlington, adorned with wreaths and covered in snow, circulated around the internet.
Now, WAA coordinates wreath-laying ceremonies at more than 3,400 locations across the U.S.
For more information about Wreaths Across America, visit https://www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/.