Our 2013 campaign was very successful...thanks to all who supported our efforts. The combined sponsorships for Florence National Cemetery generated a record 2,617 wreaths, which is about 500 more than we had in 2012. Once again, Blue Star Mothers of Coastal Carolina and many of our local veterans groups along the Grand Strand, were responsible for about half that total. However, it is far short of covering all 11,000+ graves at Florence National Cemetery, so we are committed to making 2014 and even bigger and better year by starting our campaign earlier in the year. Watch for announcements of upcoming fundraisers, and please help us out by seeking donations from businesses that you frequent...every little bit helps!!
Here are some pictures from the ceremony at Florence National Cemetery on Saturday, December 14, 2013.
Blue Star Mothers of Coastal Carolina secured 960 wreaths for 2012!!! That was 400 more than 2010, and nearly half of the 2100 total wreaths for Florence National Cemetery, which now has over 11000 veterans' graves. Thanks to all who supported this wonderful program and came out on Saturday, December 15th to participate in the ceremony and wreath-laying.
Saturday, December 15th, 2012, at
Florence National Cemetery
If you, your business, organization, group or family would like to sponsor a wreath, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be pleased to email you a form and a letter describing the event and sponsorships. Wreaths sponsorships are $15 each and anyone sponsoring 10 or more wreaths will have it acknowledged on the program at the event. There are over 12000 veterans' graves at Florence National Cemetery and for 2012 we could only get about 2100 wreaths sponsored. Please help us bring that number up for 2013!!!
We need the community's help with this event. Please pass this information on to your friends and family.
Print out the form and give it to your boss and co-workers. We can not do this without your help. We will be glad to come speak to your group or organization concerning this. Just email us your info and we'll be back to you in no time!
Our goal is to one day have a wreath for every grave. Every one of them deserves nothing less!