Greenwich residents gathered at Tomac Cemetery in Old Greenwich on Saturday for the town's sixth annual Wreaths Across America ceremony. Twenty seven known Greenwich Revolutionary War veterans, and some of the town's Civil War veterans are buried at Tomac Cemetery.
Jason Bacon, a Greenwich High School Junior, and Honorary President of the Children of the American Revolution (CAR), has been organizing and running the event locally for the past 2 years.
Bacon tells us although many veterans did not make it out this year due to the snow, it was still a ceremony to remember.
Organizer, Katie Bacon said: "Residents learned about the importance of serving in the call of duty, and the importance of remembering our veterans who have served and are serving to protect our country,"
The Tomac ceremony is part of Wreaths Across America, a national event in its twenty-second year. In 2012, WAA placed over 400,000 wreaths at over 800 locations nationwide. The anchor of the event takes place at Arlington National Cemetery, where volunteers placed over 105,000 wreaths in 2012 and over 143,000 in 2013.
Pictured above honoring veterans in Greenwich are are (left to right): Jason Bacon, Chelsea Sumner, Lauren Sumner, Julia Marache, and Matthew Mead Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) President.Mr. Tom Gorin, in front of one of Greenwich's Revolutionary War veteran's gravesite.
For more information visit: www.wreathsacrossamerica.org
Arlington National Cemetery, December 14, 2013. Photos: Ed Massena