KCKCC volunteers needed for Wreaths Across America

by Kelly Rogge, KCKCC

The Department of Military and Veteran Student Services (KCKCC Veterans Center) is looking for volunteers to support Wreaths Across America next month.

Wreaths Across America starts with at 11 a.m. Dec. 15 with a ceremony at the Leavenworth National Cemetery, 150 Muncie Road in Leavenworth.

KCKCC will assist in laying wreaths shortly after. Volunteers will meet at 10:45 a.m. at the cemetery. The retirement of the wreaths will take place Jan. 19.

Wreaths Across America is a national nonprofit organization that was founded in 2007.

Every December on National Wreaths Across America Day, the mission to Remember, Honor and Teach is carried out by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies. The theme this year is “Be Their Witness.”

This event brings together community service groups and organizations from the local area to provide assistance and pay respect to the veterans that are laid to rest.

Persons interested in volunteering for this event may contact Amy Sigmon at the Veterans Center at military@kckcc.edu or call 913-288-7593 by Dec. 7. When calling, let the Veterans Center know if you can participate in the event on Dec 15, Jan. 19 or both. Provide your T-shirt size as all volunteers will be given a T-shirt for supporting the event. T–shirts can be picked up at the Veterans Center on Dec. 14 or the day of the event.

For additional information about this program, visit wreathsacrossamerica.org.

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