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Posted: Wednesday, November 6, 2013 3:30 am

The American Legion Auxiliary Oro Valley Unit 132, in partnership with other organizations across our great nation, is a sponsor of wreaths that will be placed on veterans’ graves nationwide during the Wreaths Across America 2013 National Remembrance Ceremony to take place Dec. 14.  

There is Veterans Day in the fall, and Memorial Day in the spring, but the service men and women are asked to make sacrifices every single day of the year to preserve our freedoms. Some will make the ultimate sacrifice for our country. 

While members of Oro Valley Unit 132 honor veterans every day, they feel there is no better time to express their appreciation than during the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. The members are seeking donations for wreaths that can be placed at more than 800 participating cemeteries across the nation. By offering sponsorships to the public, Wreaths Across America hopes that one day every veteran’s gravesite will be adorned with a wreath at this special time of year.  

Each wreath is $15 and that cost provides for a wreath to be placed on a veteran’s gravesite, at any participating cemetery, and helps to fund veteran and educational outreach.  If a specific cemetery is not requested, your wreath(s) will be placed at Evergreen Cemetery in Tucson where more than 13,500 veterans are at rest. The deadline for ordering wreaths is Nov. 30.  

For more information, or to place an order, visit the website at www.ovunit132.info, email at ovunit132@gmail.com, or call Onita Davis, President, at 229-1064.

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