Wreaths Across America at Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery will take place on Saturday, Dec. 17.
Following a brief ceremony at noon at the flag pole, volunteers will distribute wreaths.
Happy Holidays to all!
American Gold Star Mother
Every December, scores of tractor trailer trucks leave Maine and make their way across the U.S. to deliver wreaths purchased by citizens for placement on the graves of our honored veterans at Christmas time.
The Capital Area Patriot Guard Riders has been a part of the volunteer effort to place wreaths at the graves in the Saratoga National Cemetery. Eight years ago, seven wreaths were donated to Saratoga National Cemetery. The next year it grew to a little under 100. In 2009, it was a little over 250. In 2010, purchases of wreaths totaled over 450. An additional 200 wreaths were given to the cemetery by the Wreaths Across America organization. 2011 saw another increase to 1,100 and 2012 saw 1,700 wreaths. In 2014, with Patriot Guard Riders sponsorship, Saratoga National Cemetery received over 2,100 wreaths! In 2015, the wreath count grew to a little over 3,000!