DUV Virtual Meeting – February 12, 2021 Presentation – “Wreaths Across America: What it IS and What it ISN’T”

Our guest to present this program is Brenda Kaesler. Since April of 2015, Brenda has been actively
growing in her role with Wreaths Across America. In 2016 she accepted the
challenge of Co-Location Leader for Miramar National Cemetery in San Diego,
and Location Leader in 2018. Seeing her solution-oriented mindset, Wreaths
Across America invited her to their headquarters in Maine for training and to join
14 other Location Leaders from across the country forming the Solution-Oriented
Wreaths Advisory Team (SWAT).

It was her involvement with WAA that led to becoming a Daughter of the American
Revolution in March 2018. DAR California State Regent Susan Broderick
appointed her the 2020 – 2022 State Vice Chair of Service for Veterans-Wreaths
Across America, and she was recently appointed by the DAR President General to
serve as National Vice Chair of that committee.

Wreaths Across America

Friday, November 22, 2019

The Santa Barbara Cemetery will be an Official Location for the 2019 National Wreaths Across America Day, December 14, 2019.

This holiday season Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War (DUVCW), Laura Belle Stoddard Tent 22, will join with millions of volunteers throughout the country to honor our nation’s military veterans by participating in Wreaths Across America Day.  At 10:00 am on December 14th, following a brief ceremony at the Santa Barbara Cemetery located at 901 Channel Drive, wreaths will be distributed amongst the gravesites of Fallen Veterans and those who served in our armed services.  The Santa Barbara Cemetery is one of nearly 2,000 participating locations that come together across the country every year in December to Remember, Honor and Teach.

The public is invited to sponsor the purchase of wreaths for $15 each, volunteer to help distribute wreaths, and is also encouraged to attend the brief ceremony at the Santa Barbara Cemetery. 

Wreaths may be purchased from DUVCW Laura Belle Stoddard Tent 22’s “Three for Two” program:  https://www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/CA0525    

For every two wreaths sponsored, a third will be donated for placement at a veteran’s final resting spot at the beautiful Santa Barbara Cemetery.  The deadline for the purchase of a wreath(s) is December 2, 2019. 

For more information about Wreaths Across America: www.wreathsacrossamerica.org 

For more information about Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War (DUVCW), Laura Belle Stoddard Tent 22:  https://duvcwsbar.org

Media contacts:

Amber Caron                                                                                       Mary E Hall

207-513-6457                                                                                     805-895-8589 acaron@wreathsacrossamerica.org