Wreaths Across America is a non-profit organization which encourages us to pause during the holiday season and give thanks to those who served in the United States military and have passed on by laying a wreath on the grave of a serviceperson in one of 2,500 locations in all 50 states, at sea, and abroad. Each Fall our chapter raises donations through Wreaths Across America to purchase wreaths to place on veteran graves in Historic Oakwood Cemetery on National Wreaths Across America Day. Oakwood Cemetery has approximately 1,600 veteran graves. We invite Chapter members and friends of the Sons of the American Revolution to support our effort by funding at least one wreath in remembrance as a way of honoring a deceased veteran in your family. Donations go directly to Wreaths Across America and provide the wreaths volunteers from the Chapter will use to recognize veterans.
Members of the Raleigh Chapter also participate by laying wreaths on the graves of veterans beginning at noon at Historic Oakwood Cemetery. Friends and family are welcome to participate. Our chapter Color Guard Troops the Colors to honor the Revolutionary War services of Patriots interred at Oakwood.