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Wreaths Across America

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Wreaths Across America

Wreaths Across America

At the Paoli Battlefield

December 16, 2017

Wreaths Across America will be at The Paoli Battlefield to Remember and Honor our veterans through the laying of Remembrance wreaths on the graves of our country’s fallen heroes.

Observed annually on the 3rd Saturday in December, National Wreaths Across America Day is a movement to cover all Veterans grave markers with a Christmas wreath.

Remember. Honor. Teach.  This is the mission of Wreaths Across America.  By coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery and other veterans cemeteries around the country Wreaths Across America strives to remember our fallen heroes, honor those who serve and teach our children about the sacrifices made by veterans and their families to preserve our freedoms.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Volunteer or donate by visiting www.wreathsacrossamerica.org. Use #WreathsAcrossAmericaDay to post on social media.

HISTORY

In 1992 Morrill Worcester and his business Worcester Wreath Company of Harrington, Maine, had a surplus of wreaths toward the end of the holiday season. Years before as a young boy, Worcester had visited Arlington National Cemetery in our nation’s capitol. The experience had reminded him through his life of the sacrifice some had made in order for others, including himself, to succeed and flourish.

Plans were made to lay the wreaths in honor of our Veterans at an older, less visited section of Arlington National Cemetery. Volunteers stepped forward to help deliver and place the wreaths.

In 2007, the Wreaths Across America non-profit group was founded. The event has expanded to all 50 states to lay wreaths at veterans cemeteries to remember our fallen heroes, honor those who serve and teach our children about the sacrifices made by veterans and their families.

Annual Fundraiser – The Stars of 1777

Come see the skies as the would have been on September 20, 1777!

This joint fundraiser with the Paoli Battlefield Preservation Fund (www.rememberpaoli.org), will take place on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at the West Chester University Planetarium. Dr. Karen Schwarz, Director of Planetarium, will be hosting both presentations at 6:30pm and 7:30pm.

Tickets are limited to persons aged 19 and older, and include a picnic dinner from New Street Catering in West Chester.

Seats are limited to the FIRST 130 responses, so please get your forms in!

CLICK HERE to download the mail-able reservation request form.

If you would like to SPONSOR this event and the PBPF Heritage Day on September 23, 2017, PLEASE CLICK HERE to download more information.

 

Joint Fund Raising Dinner and Silent Auction

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Help Us Preserve our Future!!

3rd Annual Fund Raising Dinner & Silent Auction

Thursday, October 13th, 2016 – The Farmhouse at Peoples Light & Theater Company- Malvern, PA 19355 – 6 to 9

nancy-k-loane Come show your support for these two local all-volunteer non-profit organizations at our 3rd Annual Fund Raising Dinner and Silent Auction. It’s a great way for the community to help us raise much needed funds for National Historic Landmark status project, Education and Preservation programs, and the Maintenance of the monuments and the “ring road”. The evening program includes our keynote speaker the noted author Dr. Nancy K. Loane. There will be multimedia displays and an update on our organizations efforts to become one of the few National Historic Landmarks in the nation. Our Silent Auction has many donated items that will be auctioned off will benefit both of these nonprofit organizations so bring your checkbook or credit card to help our fund raising efforts. Attire is Business Casual and the cost has been discounted to $90 per person. Each attendee will receive one free ticket to an upcoming play at The Peoples Light & Theater Company for up to one year.

The Paoli Memorial Grounds and Paoli Battlefield in Malvern is ours to enjoy, we can walk our dogs, take a hike, jog, play with our kids, and enjoy the great outdopma-original-logoors. We come to The Malvern Fire Company Fair, use the tennis courts and watch the Chester Valley Little League play ball. There is the Malvern Memorial Parade and Spaghetti Dinners and Cake Walks a fun fascinating slice of small town USA! All of this is done by the volunteers of the Paoli Memorial Association a non-profit organization without tax dollars. We need you help in upkeep with the grounds, preserving the monuments, and making this place safe and accessible to the public.

pbpflogohires_3200x-1024x674 The Paoli Battlefield Preservation Fund is also a volunteer non-profit sister organization. The PBPF is currently engaged in a major project to attain National Historic Landmark status for both the Paoli Memorial Grounds and the Paoli Battlefield. This non-profit also needs your help in making this area a National Historic Landmark and a destination for historic tourism. Please come and enjoy this great dinner event.

While we continue to provide services to the community, and help cushion the blow to taxpayers of the Borough, the costs and needs continue to increase and therefore the need to expand our fundraising efforts and volunteer support has become critical.

Please help us Remember Paoli by making your payments online or by mail (Printable Dinner Invitation).