Wreaths Across America
14 December 2019
Lock Haven, PA
The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to stand in silent honor at the historic Highland Cemetery for Wreaths Across America.
Highland Cemetery opened in 1862 and has over 9,000 graves covering over 17 acres. Soldier’s Circle, located at the top of the hill of the cemetery has veterans from several wars. There are 1,965 veterans and a relatively high number of them served in the Civil War. Notable figures include Dewitt Johnson, a soldier in the Civil War, who was an Honor Guard at Abraham Lincoln’s funeral, and William Raymond, the first African-American soldier to serve with a white unit in World War I.
This Memorial Ceremony is to further Wreaths Across America mission of remember, honor & teach, ensuring that the lives and memories of those who served our country endures.
We encourage every volunteer who places a wreath on a veterans grave to take a moment to say Thank you to our heroes and say their name when laying their wreath to keep the memory of our veterans alive and not forgotten.
Saturday, 14 December 2019
Staging: 11:00 AM
6 Akeley Ln, Lock Haven, PA 17745
Briefing: 11:15 AM
Flag Line: 11:30 AM
Memorial Ceremony starts at 12:00 PM
Members can attend all of a mission or any part of the mission. PGR sets no time for a member to stand a mission. We Thank you for whatever time you give us and the families of our heroes appreciate your time.
Please be aware & alert of your surroundings. Also before heading out, please watch the weather, dress accordingly and bring your 3X5 handheld American Flags.