Lynchburg Cemetery will participate in Wreaths Across America event on Saturday

A balsam Christmas wreath sit at the grave of Moore County deceased veteran Harold B. Moore. Moore serves in both World War II and Korea. Volunteers will again lay wreaths this Saturday beginning at 11 a.m. | A Lynchburg Times Photo

LOCAL NEWS | Folk in Lynchburg will participate in a nation effort to honor every interred American veteran with a live balsam veteran’s wreath on Saturday in Lynchburg. Volunteers will gather at both Lynchburg Cemetery and Highview Cemetery on December 16 at for National Wreaths Across America Day. All events that day kick off simultaneously at 11 a.m. Arlington time.

Currently, 90 separate cemetery locations in Tennessee, including Lynchburg, will take part in this national event. Local sponsorship groups like the Jack Daniel’s Distillery Veteran Service Organizations, BRAVE, registered through the national program. Currently there are 201 others in the state of Tennessee. Through the effort, local volunteer groups and individuals give back to their communities and help to share the year-round mission to Remember the fallen, honor those who serve, and teach the next generation the value of freedom.

Since its founding in 2007, WAA has partnered with thousands of local nonprofits and civic groups to help living veterans and their families to raise awareness and wreath sponsorships nationwide. 

To sponsor a veteran’s wreath and honor an interred American hero on Wreaths Across America Day on December 16, 2023, or to learn more about Wreaths Across America and its year-long mission to Remember, Honor, Teach, please visit •

{The Lynchburg Times is the only locally-owned and locally-operated community newspaper in Lynchburg, Tennessee and one of the few women-owned newspapers in the state. They cover local news and events as well as the tourism and whiskey industries in southern, middle Tennessee. Click here to subscribe.}