clear
Friday September 4th, 2015 1:53AM

Wreaths Across America returns next month

By Ken Stanford Reporter
GAINESVILLE - Wreaths Across America is returning to Gainesville next month.

The General James Longstreet Chapter 46 in Gainesville will sponsor a ceremony at Alta Vista Cemetery at 11:30 Saturday, December 14.
"It is an honor to be part of such a wonderful tradition that works to ensure our veterans and their families are remembered," said an email from the chapter. "There are over 1,200 veterans from all wars interred in Alta Vista. We will continue to sponsor the annual ceremony until we are able to honor all veterans in Alta Vista by placing a wreath on their grave. "

In the first ceremony at Alta Vista, which was held last year, 88 veterans were honored. The group says it is on track to have over 400 wreaths for this year and will continue lining up sponsorships until the Wreaths Across America deadline, which is Sunday.

The Longstreet group says it already has sponsors and volunteers from local veterans associations, civic organizations, schools, and individuals but more sponsors are welcome.

You can sponsor a wreath at Alta Vista by visiting www.wreathsacrossamerica.org and selecting Alta Vista under the location tab. You may also contact the location leader directly at egmangumga@gmail.com for more information. On Facebook, the page is Wreaths Across America  Gainesville GA.
© Copyright 2015 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Ethics laws set to take effect Jan. 1 in Georgia
After dominating much of the legislative session, a set of major ethics reforms is scheduled to take effect Jan. 1.
7:04PM ( 1 year ago )
Sex offender held in Hall County for failing to register
A 47-year-old man was booked into the Hall County Jail Tuesday, being held without bond for allegedly failing to register as a sex offender, his second such arrest.
6:09PM ( 1 year ago )
Pharmacy robberies may involve same suspect
Oakwood Police Tuesday afternoon released details in a pharmacy robbery they're investigating, similar to one that happened in the Hall County Tuesday morning.
5:46PM ( 1 year ago )
Local/State News
Featured Columnists
With Thomas playing only 1st quarter, No. 16 Georgia Tech routs FCS school Alcorn State 69-6
ATLANTA (AP) — Justin Thomas played only the first quarter for No. 16 Georgia Tech in a season-opening blowout, allowing a couple of newcomers to grab the spotlight.Freshman Marcus Marshall ran for 18...
12:07AM ( 1 hour ago )
Domestic dispute sees Gainesville baby abandoned on Rabbittown roadway
Two Gainesville residents involved in a domestic dispute were arrested Thursday afternoon after they abandoned their baby on the side of a Rabbittown road.
8:37PM ( 5 hours ago )
Report: Dog charged police, prompting gunfire in wrong home
A dog charged police officers who entered the wrong Atlanta home searching for a burglar, prompting gunfire that seriously wounded an officer, injured the homeowner and killed the animal, according to a police report released Thursday.
6:43PM ( 7 hours ago )
Settlement reached for one Hall Co. firefighter injured in 2014 training accident
One of the Hall County firefighters injured in a training accident in July 2014 has reached a settlement with Sutphen Corporation, the company who manufactured the ladder truck that malfunctioned in the accident.
2:52PM ( 11 hours ago )
Ga. students perform better on SAT, national average drops
The Georgia Department of Education (DOE) reported Thursday that Georgia students’ SAT scores for 2015 increased five points, even as the national average dropped seven points.
By AccessWDUN Staff
2:05PM ( 11 hours ago )