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Topics: Community | December 17, 2020

Started in 1992 by a small group of volunteers who decorated and laid wreaths on graves at Arlington National Cemetery, Wreaths Across America is today a national organization with over 1100 participating locations who focus on the mission to Remember-Honor-Teach. By laying wreaths every year on as many graves as possible across the United States, Wreaths Across America aims to remember our fallen service members’ sacrifices and to celebrate their lives and the lives of their families.

MOSS Building & Design has supported Wreaths Across America for several years, both donating funds to help purchase wreaths and laying wreaths in person. This year, the event was initially canceled due to concerns about COVID-19. However, it was quickly reinstated with specific health and safety guidelines and will occur this Saturday, December 19th with limited volunteers onsite (family members were invited last weekend to lay wreaths at their loved ones’ graves to spread out the number of people at each location).

This year, MOSS has once again donated funds to provide wreaths to honor its employees’ family members who are buried at Arlington National Cemetery and other locations. We will #saytheirnames because Wreaths Across America and our service members ultimate sacrifice for our country is #Worthfightingfor2020. Listed below are the names of those we honor this year, and every year, and we thank them for providing us with the freedom and liberty we enjoy today.

Master Chief James Lloyd Gates, Navy

Major Gerald A. Keene, Marine CorpsZ

PFC Carlton C. Cunningham, Army

Captain Raymond James Hayes, Marine Corps and spouse, Billie Sparks Hayes

LTC William D. McLarty, Army and spouse, Ann Murphy McLarty

LTD Michael J. Murphy, Marine Corp

1st Lt. Hunley McCall Harper, Air Force

AMM3 Plater Tayloe Gedney, Navy

Reserves, Charlotte Gedney Pezzelle, Army

Lt Col. Billy Mohon, Air Force and spouse, Joan Mohon

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