Remember our fallen one wreath at a time

Onita Davis

The American Legion Auxiliary Oro Valley Unit 132, in partnership with other organizations across our nation, is a sponsor of wreaths that will be placed on veterans’ graves nationwide during the Wreaths Across America 2015 National Remembrance Ceremony to take place December 12, 2015.

We have Veterans Day in the fall and Memorial Day in the spring, but our service men and women are asked to make sacrifices every single day of the year to preserve our freedoms. Some will make the ultimate sacrifice for our country.

While we members of Oro Valley Unit 132 honor our veterans every day, we think there is no better time to express our appreciation than during the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. We are seeking donations for wreaths that can be placed at over 700 participating cemeteries across the nation. By offering sponsorships to the public, Wreaths Across America hopes that one day every veteran’s gravesite will be adorned with a wreath at this special time of year.

Each wreath is $15 and that cost provides for a wreath to be placed on a veteran’s gravesite, at any participating cemetery, and helps to fund Veteran and educational outreach. If a specific cemetery is not requested, your wreath(s) will be placed at Evergreen Cemetery in Tucson where over 13,500 veterans are at rest. The deadline for ordering wreaths is November 30, 2015. For more information, or to place an order, please visit our website at, email us at [email protected], or call Secretary/Treasurer Ms. Onita Davis at 520-229-1064.