Parker Participates in Wreaths Across America
By Danielle Woodruffe
Parker recently donated 25 wreaths to be laid at the gravestones of Veterans at Elmwood Cemetery in New Brunswick this holiday season. The donation is part of the national Wreaths Across America program, which started at the infamous Arlington Cemetery in Washington D.C. in 2007.
The purpose is to lay a wreath by every fallen hero.
“Wreaths Across America’s core mission is to remember the fallen, honor those who serve and teach our children the value of freedom,” said Eleanor Molloy, President, Elmwood Cemetery Association. “With Parker’s help, we were able to place wreaths at the grave sites of every World War I veteran in Elmwood. These military men are our hometown heroes and we are pleased to be given the opportunity to thank them and be grateful for their service to our nation.”
With many veterans living at and participating in Parker programs, Parker was honored to make the donation.
The wreaths were laid as part of formal ceremony and each branch of the military was represented.