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Fundraising efforts underway for Wreaths Across America

Posted at 10:14 PM, Jan 07, 2020

Volunteers throughout San Luis Obispo County are working to ensure all veterans laid to rest at the Paso Robles District Cemetery are honored with a wreath this December.

Now through Jan. 15, any $15 wreaths sponsorship received though the Paso Robles Civil Air Patrol Squadron 446 fundraising group will be matched by Wreaths Across America.

This comes after a shortage of wreaths for the local 2019 wreath laying in December.

Organizers say the Paso Robles District Cemetery joined with more than 2,150 participating Wreaths Across America locations across the country which simultaneously held wreath laying ceremonies.

In total, 443 live, balsam fir veterans' wreaths were placed by 25 volunteers.

Organizers say the goal for next national Wreaths Across America Day is to place a wreath at the headstone of every one of the over 1,100 veterans buried at the cemetery.

"Each wreath sponsorship is a meaningful gift of remembrance from an appreciative supporter who knows what it means to serve and sacrifice for the freedoms we all enjoy," said Karen Worcester, executive director of Wreaths Across America. "We are so grateful to the community of Paso Robles for participating in our mission to Remember, Honor and Teach."

To sponsor a $15 veteran's wreath through the Paso Robles Squadron 446 Civil Air Patrol directly, visit this website.