Dear Volunteers/Participants,

Here is the latest update and agenda for our wreath placement activities at Georgia National Cemetery in Canton.

Trucks are currently planned to deliver the fresh wreaths to the cemetery between 6 and 7 AM on December 14. We’ll need people-power to unload the trucks, unbox the wreaths, and stage them at the front of the sections so other volunteers/participants can place each wreath on each grave starting at 11 AM. We welcome shifts of early birds to arrive no later than 7 AM to help unload trucks.

We will assign assistants to the Section Leaders to help them communicate with the visitors at the various sites. The assistants will brief the crowds about wreath repair, etiquette and courtesy just before they begin placement at 11 AM.
We’ll also try to have grave locating capability at each site. We’ll having a separate meeting for these select volunteers at 9:30 AM to prep them for the mission.

At noon we’ll all meet in the Assembly Area for a brief ceremony. It should last no more than 30 minutes. The speaker is Mr. Kevin Miller, the Director of the Georgia Veterans Day Assn..

All of the above is the plan. What actually happens may differ. We have several firsts in the mill this go around.

Wreath clean up will take place on January 11th. This event requires labor to pick up the wreaths from the graves. Please save the date and volunteer with us again, we’ll need everyone to play a part.

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