Wreaths Across America Holds Wreath Retirement Day At Clarion And Immaculate Conception Cemeteries

Above photo: Scouts and Leaders from Clarion Daisy and Brownie Troop 27313 gathering wreaths

We had a great turn out for our Veterans’ Wreath Retirement, on Monday, January 16th.  Thanks to everyone for helping, and especially  Meghan Sibble and Ashley Luton troop leaders for bringing scouts.

George and Caden Coull

Since this was the 4th year many people already knew what to do and we quickly gathered over 1,000 wreaths! Other locations met with their co-coordinators today or over the weekend and their wreaths are also retired.

Kinley Luton, and her Grandmother Lori Luton,  with Noreen Shirey. 

Several of our regulars who again helped out this year, were Jim and Joanie Kifer, and Jim and Sue Klepfer who took care of the mausoleum, Melanie Parker; Sharon Wagner; and Megan Hull, my husband Bill and son Spencer. A special thanks to  Lisa and Doug Craig, my sister and brother-in-law who bring their trailer every year on wreath delivery day, ceremony day and wreath retirement day.

Photo by Noreen Shirey: Dawn and Olivia Miller (Olivia is a Clarion Civil Air Patrol Cadet)

A number of Scouts and Leaders from Clarion Daisy and Brownie Troop 27313 were on hand to gather wreaths.

Photo by Ashley Luton: Scout Karsyn Calton.

Everyone was so positive and helpful about the mission to Remember the fallen, Honor those who serve, and teach the next generation. It is great to see young people learning about Wreaths Across America.

Some more photos.

Scouts from Troop 27313 gathering wreaths

 Next year Wreaths Across America ceremony date is 12-16-23.  Wreath sponsorship is an all year long mission, to sponsor wreaths.

Photo by Noreen Shirey:  Owen (cub scout) and his sister Annie VincentTheir Mom Megan Sibble.

(Thank you to Noreen Shirey for her article and to Noreen Shirey and Ashley Luton for the photos!!)