The Rochelle Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution and the Oregon Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8739 are honoring local heroes by placing wreathes on the graves of veterans as part of National Wreaths Across America Day.
VFW Post 8739 is helping to lay wreathes on the graves of veterans buried at Daysville Cemetery in Oregon. They also are sponsoring the cost of 10 wreathes.
There are 201 veterans buried in Daysville Cemetery, including a Revolutionary War veteran. Special wreathes for each branch of the U.S. military will be placed Dec. 18 at 1 p.m.
The Rochelle Chapter is adopting St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Rochelle and will place wreaths Dec. 19 at 2 p.m. An abbreviated ceremony will take place at Lawnridge after the conclusion of the wreath laying at St. Patrick’s.
The Rochelle Chapter also is accepting grave-specific requests at St. Patrick’s, Lawnridge and Trinity cemeteries in Rochelle, Daysville Cemetery and other local cemeteries. You may attend to place the wreath on a specific grave, if so desired.
The cost to sponsor one wreath is $15, two are $30, five are $75 and 10 wreaths are $150. You also can donate a custom number of wreaths. To donate, visit https://wreathsacrossamerica.org/IL0136P. Donations are due Nov. 30.