Saturday, January 6, beginning at 10:00 AM, Pecan Grove/Ross Cemetery, McKinney
After a successful local Wreaths Across America event in December, it is time for cemetery clean up- and we need your help! The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, John Abston Chapter, McKinney is looking for volunteers on Saturday, January 6 from 10 AM to 4 PM. Volunteers are needed to help remove wreaths from Veteran and and POW grave sites at Pecan Grove Cemetery, 1701 S. McDonald St, McKinney, and Ross Cemetery, located at the corner of El Dorado and McDonald Hwy 5, in McKinney. We will be removing wreaths from both cemeteries from the participation in Wreaths Across America event that took place in December. Please dress in clothes fit for outdoor work, and gloves are recommended. Wreaths will be composted.
See wreathsacrossamerica.org for more information. Each December, on National Wreaths Across America Day, the mission to Remember, Honor, and Teach is carried out by coordinating wreath laying ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery, as well as over 1200 additional locations, in all 50 states, at sea, and abroad.
Daughters of the American Revolution
The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution was founded in 1890 to preserve the memory and spirit of those who contributed to securing American independence. DAR is a nonprofit, nonpolitical women's service organization with more than 185,000 members in approximately 3000 chapters worldwide who carry out the timeless mission of promoting historic preservation, education, and patriotism. DAR members contribute more than 400,000 hours of volunteer time in VA hospitals each year and work tirelessly through a number of other programs to support our men and women in the United States Armed Forces. To learn more about the work of today's DAR, visit www.dar.org