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Cemetery holiday wreath organizers seek donations

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From page A3 | November 14, 2012 |

VACAVILLE — The call is again going out for help to get every veteran’s grave in the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery covered with a wreath this holiday season.

Organizers Curtis and Susie Stocking estimate that approximately 11,500 wreaths are needed for the 2012 wreath-laying event, which will take place at 9 a.m. Dec. 15 at the cemetery, 5810 Midway Road in Dixon, rain or shine.

The Stockings and others have organized the remembrance since 2006, when about 300 wreaths were purchased and covered each grave in the then-newly established national cemetery. The group, bolstered with support from local residents, civic groups and businesses, has managed to get every veteran’s grave covered since then.

Donations can be sent to RememberAVet.net, P.O. Box 773, Winters, CA 95694.

The public is encouraged to participate in the ceremony and can pick up a wreath a week early for family and friends of veterans who want to have a more private remembrance.

For more information, email wreathproject@yahoo.com or visit www.wreathproject.org.

Reach Ian Thompson at 427-6976 or ithompson@dailyrepublic.net. Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/ithompsondr.

Ian Thompson

Ian Thompson

Ian Thompson has worked for the Daily Republic longer than he cares to remember. A native of Oregon and a graduate of the University of Oregon, he pines for the motherland still. He covers Vacaville and Travis Air Force Base for the Daily Republic. He is an avid military history buff, wargamer and loves the great outdoors.
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