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Sat, December 2|10:00am - 4:00pm Free
Volunteers Needed for 3 US Veteran Based Events
The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, John Abston Chapter, McKinney is looking for volunteers on Saturday, December 2 from 10 AM to 4 PM. Volunteers are needed to help mark the 824 Veteran and POW grave sites with flags at Pecan Grove Cemetery, 1701 S. McDonald St, McKinney, TX. The purpose of marking the grave sites is to prepare for the National Wreaths Across America Day on December 16.
On Saturday, December 16, we are also seeking volunteers to participate in the Wreaths Across America Day Ceremony, which will be held across the country at 11 AM CST. Here in McKinney, the event will be held at both the Pecan Grove Cemetery and the Ross Cemetery, located at the corner of El Dorado and McDonald Hwy 5, in McKinney. Volunteers should arrive at 10 AM at either site to check in/receive assignments for wreath laying.
Finally, volunteers are needed on Saturday, January 6 at 10 AM to remove wreaths from both cemeteries. 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