- 1,500 Veterans are buried in Englewood area cemeteries.
- We want each Veteran to be honored on the National Day of Remembrance.
- Our fundraising campaign is taking place during the month of August.
- Please consider making a $15 contribution for each member of your family that has served, or is currently active, in the military.
- Everyone is encouraged to donate. Any amount is welcome.
Wreaths Across America is a 501c(3) nonprofit organization founded to continue and expand the annual wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery begun by Maine businessman Morrill Worcester in 1991. The organization’s mission – Remember, Honor, Teach – is carried out in part each year by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies in December in Arlington, as well as at more than 1,200 veteran’s cemeteries and other locations in all 50 states and beyond.
The Englewood Florida Chamber of Commerce is pleased to be collaborating with Wreaths Across America. To honor our area’s veterans. Our goal is to raise $15,000 which will ensure that a wreath will be laid at the headstone of each veteran in both Englewood cemeteries (Gulf Pines Memorial Park and Lemon Bay Cemetery). Ceremony begins at 12:00 pm. Please arrive by 11:00 am to help distribute the wreaths.
Raised: $15,360 Goal: $15,000
With your help, so far we have raised 102%.
We have exceeded our fundraising goal! Thank you.
All amounts collected now will be banked, by the national organization of Wreaths Across America, for next year.
Thank You for Your Support
Steve & Lou Cook, Wynelle & Ed Hill, Robert & Amy Murphy , Charlene Dorio, CENTENNIAL BANK 2 Charlotte County Branches, Lemon Bay Soap Coompany, Wayne & Peggy Ego, First Light Home Care, Galloway Roofing, John & Cyndi Fredricks, Castle Air Cooling & Heating, Islander properties, Inc. Bob Madden, James Wilson, Gerald Frig, Steve and Ciindie King, Jerry & Mary Sorgenfrei , John & Lu Ann Zink, Englewood Community Hospital, Jim and Beth Harrison Family, , Xpertech Auto Repair, Inc., Yvonne Gibson & Mercie Chick, Art & Maureen Cronk, Jim & Karre, Dee Danmeyer, Deb & Ed Campbell, Kim Parks, Leona Blodgett, Linda Powers, Terry Redman, John Mead, Mesenburg Family, Anna Wagenseil, Marcia Potts, Joseph W. Tringali, Lorrie Heidengren , Yvonne Wolf, Sue Melton, Sue Melton, Robin Lindecamp, Nothing Missed Home Inspections, Eisenberger Home Watch, Brian Faro, Yvonne Wolf, HarborStyle - Laureen Martel, Ken Deiss, Liz Jarvis, Photographic Images, LLC, Mary Walruff , A&F Shuttle Transportation With Class LLC , , Becky Cole, Emily Shaw, Ron Smith, Larry and Jan Beshoner , Richard Seager, kathy and wayne staes, HomeSpec Certified Inspections, Inc., Bobbie Marquis, Symbiont Service Corp, Jim Benson, Shawna Lowbridge, Fran & Angela Colosimo, Valued Veterans of the Englewood Moose Lodge 1933, Kristina and Carol Watts, Sue Cooper, P.A, Ault's Driving School, judie millspaugh, Susan Gamle, Realtor, Davis Roberts Boeller & Rife, Russ Burch, Abel's Marine, Katrina M. Towns, PA, Paradise Exclusive Real Estate, Uncle Joe O'Donnell POW WWII, Lasbury-Tracy Realty Inc, Brookdale Rotonda, Vera Glenn, Mango Bistro, Haik & Michele Shamasian , Bob Wentworth and Cecy Glenn, Jamie and Tobi Mickle, Just Counters & other stuff, Sweet Leaf Relief and Wellness. Marion Lutz, Andy Paine, Ron Richards, Kerry & Jackie Fogarty, Arnold Parios, Key Agency, Inc., Michael J. Looney Electric, In Honor of Raymond Dubbs / Kenneth Hansen / Jackie Howard, In Honor of Alfred Cornelius Current IV, Keri Duff, Kyle Arnold, Lynn Dorler, Rob Stevenson, Wayne & Ellie Stouther, In Memory of Robert Looney, Lemon Bay Sunrise Rotary, Patricia Law, Valvoline Instant Oil Change, Linda Powers, Lisa Halpin, Wellbaum & Emery, PA., Ruth White, Cruise & Travel Experts, Jack and Pam Hillestad, Alan & Denise Craig, Jeffrey Ament, Bruce and Sandy, McConnell Family
Thank You to Our Sponsors
If you, or a group you belong to, has an interest in helping to place the wreaths on December 15th, please submit your contact information by CLICKING HERE.