Mecklenburg Chapter Wreaths Across America

Jay Joyce
Posted in: News

The Mecklenburg chapter assisted in hosting the first Wreaths Across America event held in the Greater Charlotte area at Forest Lawn East Cemetery today.

The Mecklenburg chapter participated in Wreaths Across American in Charlotte on December 12, 2015.Mecklenburg chapter vice president Ken Luckey lays a wreath for a Veteran on December 12, 2015 at Forest Lawn East Cemetery in Matthews, NC.“This one event quickly became one of my top SAR events today as we helped place 77 wreaths in our assigned Garden of Peace,” said Mecklenburg chapter secretary Neil Hohmann. “This is such an honor to be a part of the ceremony and then move to the cemetery and place these wreaths for those who have served our great Nation and are in their final resting place.”

The SAR worked with the Indian Trail Boy Scout unit in placing the wreaths across our section of Forest Lawn East Cemetery.

“Carrying each wreath to each Veteran’s gravesite was, for me, a walk of honor,” said chapter vice president Ken Luckey. “We were formal in our delivery and placement of each wreath, including a salute to the Veteran.”

Mecklenburg chapter members render honors during the Wreaths Across America event on December 12, 2015.

Mecklenburg member Jim Tatum renders honors during the Wreaths Across America event on December 12, 2015.












The chapter is already planning for a larger role in the annual Wreaths Across America event for 2016.