New Bern Chapter Participates in Wreaths Across America

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On 18 December, the New Bern Chapter of the NCSAR, provided the Color Guard at the Wreaths Across America Ceremony at the New Bern National Cemetery Ceremony, 1711 National Avenue, New Bern, NC 28562. Color Guard members were Bob Ainsley (President), Rob Webster (Vice-President), Gary Gillette (Registrar) and Bruce Martin. Bob Ainsley read NCSSAR President General Davis Lee Wright’s “Compatriot Participation in Wreaths Across America 2021” Proclamation to open the ceremony which was attended by about 500 people. Other New Bern Chapter members in attendance were newly inducted members Adam Marhefke and his wife Lori; Rien & Aiden Skeens and their father Jason; Rick Layton; Dana Outlaw and his wife Susan; Bob Mull; and Sam Woodruff and his wife Faye. Representing the Richard Dobbs Spaight Chapter – Daughters of the American Revolution were Tammy Gillette (wife of Gary) and Bobbi Webster (wife of Rob). Five-thousand wreaths were placed against the headstones by a little over 500 attendees. Members pictured are: First Row (l to r) Rob Webster (Vice-President) Aiden Skeens (new member), Gary Gillette (Registrar); Rien Skeens (new member), Bob Ainsley (President), Bruce Martin; and Second Row (l to r) Rick Layton, Adam Marhefke (new member) and Bob Mull.