American Legion Post 642 (Stevens Creek) Cupertino, California

Wreaths Across America 2022 

17 December 2022

1000 hrs.

Gate of Heaven Cemetery

22555 Cristo Rey Dr, Los Altos, CA 94024

 

This years Wreaths Across America will be held on 17 December 2022. Our goal this year is to place wreaths on the over 1400 grave markers for the Veterans buried at the cemetery.  Here is the direct link to purchase wreaths online for the WAA ceremony at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery.  

This years Wreaths Across America theme is "Find a Way to Serve"

The inspiration for this year’s theme came from a few different places and seemed to be a recurring conversation throughout the last year. Notably, the American Rosie Movement which highlights the stories of the World War II-era women known as Rosie the Riveters,or simply “Rosies.” These women pulled together to do the work that needed to be done for our freedom. The movement encourages youth to get involved in their own communities to serve in small ways that can make a big impact. As part of this new theme, Wreaths Across America is revamping its educational curriculum working with like-minded organizations to develop action plans to inspire young people across the country to find a way to serve in 2022 and beyond. 

Post 642 continues to rely on the participation of the various Scout and Girl Scout Troops from Cupertino, San Jose and Sunnyvale who play a key role in the preparation of the sites, such as placing American Flags, setting up wreath easels and placing the wreaths on the easels and markers the day of the ceremony.  These scouts along with their parents continue to volunteer and help us with this ceremony and with other activities in our community through the year.  We are proud of their volunteer work for the WAA ceremony and other activities as they continue to find a way to serve their community!  

 

 

 

 

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