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Our 2013 Wreath Laying event was a another great success. Our heartfelt thanks go out to each person who supported us by purchasing a wreath or participated in our wreath-laying ceremony on Saturday, December 14th, 2013.
Thousands of photos were taken at our ceremony this year. If you have photos that you would like to share with us, please email them to email@example.com or mail them to us on a CD or DVD to:
Bakersfield Wreath Project
Post Office Box 20591
Bakersfield, CA 93390
Wreaths Across America dates back to 1992. Very simply, it is a solemn process of placing a wreath on every US Veteran's grave at every US Veterans' Cemetery.
Bakersfield National Cemetery, one of the newest in the country, was among those adorned by wreaths on December 12, 2009, the first year that the cemetery was open. Thanks to the donations from a very generous community, we have been able to place a wreath on each gravesite for five year, every years since the cemetery opened.
Words cannot express the honor and humility that this project brings to all who participate.
For this project to continue, we are expanding our efforts to raise funds by contacting a number of community-conscious companies in this area. We publicly thank them here for their 2013 contributions:
BDI Insulation of Las Vegas
Bakersfield Breakfast Rotary Club
Jim Burke Ford - Lincoln
ESI, Electrical Systems & Instrumentation, Inc.
Holdel's Development Corporation
J & M Land Restoration
Law Offices of William H Slocumb
Motor City Buick/GMC
SA Camp Campanies
St. Francis Catholic Church
Shaggy Dog Solutions, LLC
Precision Air Systems
W A Thompson, Inc
Walters & Associates, Inc
Vernon and Janis Varner, Varner & Sons