Honor And Remember Our Nation’s Heroes This Weekend During Wreaths Across America Ceremony

Honor And Remember Our Nation’s Heroes This Weekend During Wreaths Across America Ceremony


THROUGH CHRISTMAS. GET 20 PERCENT OFF IN STOCK JEWELRY YOU KNOW SOMETHING AS SIMPLE AS THIS WREATH ON A GRAVE. CAN SAY SO MUCH THEY CAN SAY WE REMEMBER YOU CAN SAY WE HONOR YOU. YOU CAN SAY WE’RE GRATEFUL YOU’RE FOR YOUR SERVICE AND THAT IS EXACTLY THE IDEA BEHIND WREATHS ERICA. AND YOU CAN GET ONBOARD WITH THOSE SENTIMENTS WITH THIS AFTERNOON. WE ARE WELCOMING THE PRESIDENT OF HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOME. THIS IS JOHN HOLLOWAY THE FOUNDER OF OPERATION WE CARE. THAT’S JEFF MERRITT AND MR. NEIL KERRY FROM PARSONS CEMETERY IN SALZBURG. GENTLEMEN THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR JOINING US. THANK YOU FOR SO GIVE ME A REAL QUICK OVERVIEW OF WHAT’S GOING ON THIS WEEKEND AT PARSONS CEMETERY. WHAT’S HAPPENING. WELL WE’RE HAVING THE ACROSS AMERICA CEREMONY AND I PASS IT TO JEFF BECAUSE HE’S REALLY RUNNING IT. WELL WE. THIS IS OUR THIRD YEAR OF DOING THIS EVENT. WE BROUGHT RACE ACROSS AMERICA TO PASS THE CEMETERY BACK IN TWO 17 WITH THE GOAL OF HONORING THE VETERANS THAT HAVE SERVED OUR COUNTRY AND BURIED PAST A CEMETERY WITH A CEREMONIAL WREATH. IT’S A NATIONWIDE PROGRAM. THERE’S ALMOST 16 CEMETERIES ACROSS THE COUNTRY THAT PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROGRAM PARSONS IS ONE OF THEM AND THIS YEAR I’M PROUD TO SAY WE DO HAVE FULL COVERAGE FOR ALL OF THE VETERANS THAT ARE BURIED IN THE CEMETERY THAT WE’VE IDENTIFIED AND MARKED WHICH IS ALWAYS A GREAT THING? IT’S GREAT 900 AND I THINK WE’RE ALMOST AT 940 GRAVES RIGHT NOW. WOW. YEAH SO MR. KERRY. TELL ME MORE ABOUT PARSONS CEMETERY. PARSONS CEMETERY IS ON LAND THAT WAS GIVEN TO ST. PETER’S CHURCH BY BENJAMIN PARSONS BACK IN THE EIGHTEEN HUNDREDS AND SPEAKING OF VETERANS WE HAVE VETERANS OF THE WAR OF 1812 THE CIVIL WAR RIGHT ON UP TO THE PRESENT TIMES LIKE IT’S IT’S ALSO IT’S KIND OF IN A WAY IT’S A CEMETERY BUT IT’S ALSO LIKE A CITY PARK IN A WAY BECAUSE PEOPLE TAKE WALKS IN THERE. THERE’S A VERY NICE AREA DOWN BY THE WATER NOW IT’S ALMOST LIKE AN AMATEUR THEATER SO PARSONS IS AN ASSET TO THE TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD. THAT’S TERRIFIC. JOHN YOU KNOW BETTER THAN MOST HOW IMPORTANT A CEREMONY LIKE THIS IS ABSOLUTELY YOU KNOW JUST LIKE WHEN 9/11 HAPPENED WE SAY WE NEVER FORGET. RIGHT. WELL WE NEVER FORGET THOSE WHO HAVE WHO HAVE FOUGHT MAYBE DIED IN THE FIGHT OR HAD JUST SIMPLY GONE ON BEFORE US TO REMEMBER THOSE FOLKS AND APPRECIATE WHAT THEY’VE DONE FOR US FIGHTING FOR OUR FREEDOM HERE IN THIS COUNTRY IT’S SO IMPORTANT AND WE NEVER EVER WANT TO FORGET THEIR SACRIFICES AND AND THEIR FAMILIES AS WELL. SO THIS IS AN IMPORTANT EVENT THAT BE UP FOR THOSE FAMILY MEMBERS TO BE ABLE TO COME OUT AS WELL TO HELP HONOR THE PEOPLE THAT HAVE GONE ON BEFORE US SO JEFF AS FOUNDER OF OPERATION HERE THIS IS HUGE TO YOU TOO. YEAH WE WERE VERY PROUD TO BE PART OF THIS AND BRING THIS TO SALISBURY. IT’S TURNED INTO A GREAT COMMUNITY EVENT. WE TYPICALLY HAVE ABOUT 300 PEOPLE COME OUT AND VOLUNTEER TO HELP PLACE THE REEDS ON THE GRAVES. AND NOW THERE IS A PROCEDURE YOU DON’T JUST WALK UP AND LAY THE WREATH DOWN THERE. THERE’S A PROCEDURE. ACROSS AMERICA THEIR MOTTO IS REMEMBER HONOR AND TEACH. WE WANT REMEMBER THE SERVICE OF OUR VETERANS HONOR THEM BY PLACING THE WREATH ON THEIR GRAVE AND TEACH THE IMPORTANCE OF REMEMBERING TO THE YOUNGER MEMBERS OF OUR COMMUNITY. MR. KERRY HAVE YOU SEEN HOW MUCH THIS MEANS TO FAMILIES. OH WELL MY UNCLE IS IN THERE AND IT MEANS A LOT TO ME WHEN I LAY THAT WREATH ON HIS GRAVE SAY HIS NAME AND A LITTLE PRAYER YES. YES. AND SO YES IT DOES. SO SO HOW CAN WE. THE COMMUNITY GET INVOLVED. COME OUT AND HELP US. ON SATURDAY. YEAH YEAH. DO WE NEED TO CHECK EVERYTHING OR JUST COME SEE YOU. JUST MEET US AT THE MAIN ENTRANCE TO THE CEMETERY AT 930 AND WE WILL ASSEMBLE AS A GROUP AND WE PROCEED DOWN THROUGH THE CEMETERY. AS A GROUP TO THE CEREMONY AREA WE HAVE ABOUT A 20 25 MINUTE CEREMONY AND THEN WE DIVIDE UP AND START PLACING THE WREATHS THROUGHOUT THE WHOLE WHOLE GRAVESITES WHICH STARTS ABOUT 10:00 BUT BE THERE ABOUT NINE THIRTY TO GET RIGHT ON IT SO WE CAN GET ASSEMBLED RAIN OR SHINE. YES. ALL RIGHT GOT TO RING. IT’S NOT GOING AWAY. YOU’RE NOT GONNA LET IT RAIN OR YOU KNOW THERE’S GOING TO BE SOME CEMETERY THIS SATURDAY JOHN. MR. HENRY JEFF THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR TAKING.

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