Introducing the FoMC's "Wreaths Across America" initiative!
A primary purpose of this charity is to "to Preserve and promote the memory of those persons interred within Middleborough.". One of the largest subsets of the interred are Veterans. Middleborough was founded in 1669, and people have been stepping up and risking everything for our community ever since. Society at large made a promise to our Veterans that we will recognize their service, ALWAYS. This charity complements Middleborough's ongoing efforts to fulfill the promise with the work of our Veterans Team and our Civil War Veterans initiative. In 2018, we announce a new initiative, to collaborate with Wreaths Across America. Their mission and our purpose are complementary: to Commemorate our Veterans!
Wreaths Across America aims to place a wreath at the grave of every Veteran for the holiday season. National "Wreaths Across America" Day is December 15, 2018. The FoMC will hold a Ceremony at noon in Middleborough, simultaneously with the other 1400+ cemeteries and communities nation-wide taking part. WAA's mission is to Remember our fallen U.S.veterans, to Honor those who serve, and to Teach your children the value of freedom. WAA fulfills their mission by giving you the opportunity to Sponsor a Wreath for $15 each. The FoMC is proud to support WAA.
You can "Sponsor a Wreath" by downloading the form from the button on the left and post-mailing it to WAA, through our page on the WAA site (click here!), or by attending one of the FoMC events throughout the year (before November 30th).
2018 is the "Introductory Year" of this ongoing FoMC initiative. We want people to learn of this new initiative, sponsor wreaths, volunteer to place & remove wreaths, and plan to participate in 2019, the year of Middleborough's 350th birthday! Next year, our goal is to have 100% of Middleborough's interred and remembered Veterans' graves marked with a wreath. You can be a part of this: Contact us!
It is important to know that sponsorship of a wreath through the FoMC means that a veteran's grave somewhere in Middleborough will receive a wreath. As 2018 is our "Introductory Year", we cannot accept "grave specific" requests. This year, we will mark the graves of the Veterans of the Civil War first, as Volunteers with this charity recently spent 3 years cleaning their gravestones. Beyond those, wreath placement will be at the grave-sites of the Veterans of the American Revolution, and then proportionally across the participating cemeteries throughout Middleborough.