The wreaths have arrived for Wreaths Across America event this weekend

Wayne Thomas, the driver from Try Hours Expedite Trucking company just delivered the wreaths for the Bay Township Wreaths Across America initiative.

According to event officials, their did not arrive in time last year due to weather and trucking scheduling glitches.

All of the wreaths are delivered all over the country by companies who donate their services.

The first WAA ceremony in 2014 still went off without a hitch thanks to Karl Crawford and the folks at Greenwood Cemetery.

“I enjoyed calling Karl and letting him know ours not only just arrived, but that Wayne was on his way to Greenwood Cemetery with their wreaths!” stated Georganna monk in an e-mail to the Boyne City Gazette on the evening of Thursday Dec. 10.

Everyone is invited to attend the special wreath laying ceremony which begins at 11:45 a.m. at Dyer Cemetery on Saturday Dec. 12.

You do not have to sponsor a wreath to attend this ceremony.

At Noon, a moment of silence will be held across the entire nation to honor all of our veterans.

At this time the seven ceremonial wreaths will be placed and then the wreaths will be placed at the 45 graves of the veterans throughout the three cemeteries beginning at Dyer Cemetery on Camp Daggett Road.

The Boyne City American Legion Ernest Peterson Post 228 will again be participating at this ceremony to honor and remember all of the military veterans buried in Bay Township.

If you would like to place a wreath on a specific grave, or have questions, please call Georganna Monk at (231) 883-9867.

Bay Township is proud to have been the first and so far the only township in Charlevoix County to participate in Wreaths Across America.