Boy Scout Troop 1995, Venture Crew 5 and Girl Scout Troop 2878 from the Chantilly/Centreville area headed out to Cheltenham Veterans Cemetery in Maryland on Dec. 12 to participate in the Wreaths Across America (WAA) Event. Almost 1200 wreaths were placed on gravesites located in Lot L. Approximately 600 people helped place the wreaths. As they laid the wreath beside the tombstone, they spoke the veteran’s name, said a prayer, and thanked them for their years of service.
The next WAA event is Dec. 17. Wreath donations will be taken through mid-November. To order wreaths, log onto wreathsacrossamerica.org and request location MDCHVC. To help support local Scout troop, search for their group and a portion of the donation will go towards that group along with a wreath at a tombstone.