Horton Wreath Society

Albert G. Horton Jr., Memorial Veterans Cemetery Wreath Society
 
Remember the Sacrifices, Respect Our Veterans, 
Educate Future Generations

                                     The Horton Wreath Society


SATELLITE PARKING for December 16, 2017.
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Horton Wreath Society is a 501(c)3 organization that was organized to raise funds to place a live evergreen wreath on each marker in the Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery in Suffolk, Virginia. This will be the 10th year the Society has raised funds to honor our veterans and fallen heroes. Last year, December 2016, 7,300 live wreaths were placed at the cemetery by over 3,000 volunteers. Our goal this year is to place over 8,000 live wreaths and we need volunteers to help us! 

The Society strives to educate all, especially our youth and future generations, to remember the sacrifices by and to respect our veterans. This is a Free Family Event open to everyone that wishes to volunteer, no registration required, just show up. We will begin with our welcome and laying of the ceremonial row of wreaths at 9:00 am. Family members with loved ones interred at the Albert G. Horton, Jr., Memorial Veterans Cemetery will have the opportunity to lay wreaths for their loved ones first at 9:30 am, followed by general wreath placement by our volunteers. Light refreshments, coffee and hot cocoa will be available for the duration of the actual Wreath Laying. 

Upon the laying of the last wreath, the Horton Wreath Society formal ceremony will be conducted at the Committal Shelter to honor and recognize the many sacrifices of our veterans. This ceremony will feature guest speakers, music, and a final procession of playing TAPS and Amazing Grace on the bagpipes leading everyone to the Main Memorial Wreath for the conclusion of all Ceremonies. This event will conclude by 1 pm. Continuing with cemetery parking restrictions: there will be absolutely no parking on or at cemetery grounds, no exceptions. 

All participants must park at designated satellite parking areas, due to a largescale ongoing construction project which will add additional burial sites at the cemetery, for free transportation to and from the cemetery, please go to our website for information regarding satellite parking. Additional information will be disseminated as it becomes available via the Horton Wreath Society webpage, and local media. 

The Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery is located at 5310 Milner?s Road, Suffolk, VA. 23434. We are looking for volunteers and inviting everyone to join our ceremony. The Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery is one of three state veterans cemeteries operated by the Virginia Department of Veteran Services (VDVS). To learn more about VDVS visit www.dvs.virginia.gov. 

For more information on the Annual Wreath Laying Ceremony, monthly meetings, events and Horton Wreath Society, please visit us at: http://www.hortonwreathsociety.webs.com or email [email protected] Please call the Public Affairs Officer at 757-635-6837, for more information. 

Email: [email protected]

Phone:757-635-6837

Remember
The Sacrifices;

Respect
Our Veterans;

Educate
Future Generations

The Horton Wreath Society welcomes Donations all year long.


Contributions for the Horton Wreath Society can be made payable to:


Horton Wreath Society 


Please mail your donations to:


Horton Wreath Society Treasurer
P. O. Box 6246
Virginia Beach, VA 23456-0246
The Albert G. Horton Jr., Memorial Veterans Cemetery Wreath Society

    Since 2008, The Horton Wreath Society has provided live wreaths for every grave site at the Albert G. Horton, Jr., Memorial Veterans Cemetery in Suffolk Virginia. These Wreaths are made possible by generous donations from individuals and organizations. We receive donations from all over the United States.


99 Percent of our donations go to the purchase of the Live Evergreen Wreaths.


     Last year, December 2015 over 7,000 Live Wreaths were placed at the cemetery by over 5,000 volunteers, with more being added every year. Wreaths are needed for all sites, and we accept donations all year long in preparation for Our Annual Wreath Laying Ceremony. 


     The Horton Wreath Society meets the 4th Saturday of the month, at 9:00 am at the Main Admin Building at the Albert G. Horton Jr. Veterans Cemetery in Suffolk Virginia. We welcome all volunteers, visitors, and guests to our meetings. Our goal each year is to provide a Live Wreath for each Gravesite/Columbarium row at our Annual Wreath Laying Event in December.


The Horton Wreath Society is a 501(c)(3) Non Profit Charitable Organization

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  • "-Thank you and your organization for giving my family and I the opportunity to be a part of the Horton Wreath Society ceremony on Saturday. We seven were in awe of the number ..."
    -Nancy
    December 16, 2012
  • "wow is right....that was absolutely amazing!!! My sister who is buried there...she would have loved it as well."
    Karen
    Wow Also - December 2011

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