Wreaths Across America

Each December on National Wreaths Across America Day, the mission to Remember, Honor and Teach is carried out by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery, as well as at more than 2,100 additional locations in all 50 U.S. states, at sea and abroad.

The Veterans Committee coordinates Wreaths Across America here in Wenham, and on Saturday, December 14, 2019, at 12 noon, wreaths were layed on the graves of 500 Wenham Veterans at the Main Street Cemetery and Iron Rail Cemetery.   

Mark your calendar for Wreaths Across America this year on December 19, 2020.  Visit Wreaths  Across America online for more information and email the Veterans Committee to learn how you can get involved..

A Thank You to the residents of Wenham and beyond:

It is with deep appreciation and much  gratitude that we, the members of the Wenham Veterans Committee,  extend a hearty thank you to all who contributed generously of your time and money to this year's Wreaths Across America project. We were able to purchase 500 wreaths making it possible to place a wreath on the grave of every veteran buried at the Main Street Cemetery and the Iron Rail Cemetery A program such as this is successful because of the participation of so many people who care about our Veterans. Specifically, we are grateful for the support of the Girl and Boy Scouts and their leaders, Anna Siedzik and Matt Bailey, Bill Tyack and  the members of the Wenham DPW,  Chief Thomas Perkins and the members of the Wenham Police Department, Chief Stephen Kavanagh and the members of the Wenham Fire Department, Catherine Harrison, Jack Wilhelm and John Clemenzi the Board of Selectmen, and Anthony Ansaldi, the Wenham Town Administrator.  A special word of thanks is extended to Bill Wilson and Win Dodge who designed and implemented the fund raising program and to Nicci Roebuck the Assistant to the Town Administrator who cared for the administrative details needed to complete the project. Lastly, thank you to all the Wenham Veterans who participated in the ceremony and the distribution of the Wreaths. We are planning for wreath laying in December of 2020. 

Faithfully, 
Dean W Pedersen, Chair WENHAMVETCOM
CAPTAIN CHC USN RET    

Special thanks to Roger Perham and Anthony & Nancy Ansaldi for contributing their photos.  Click the links below.  

December 14, 2019 Photos
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December 15, 2018 Photos
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