U.S. Military Vets MC Sebring Central Florida Wreaths Across America
Bushnell National Veterans Cemetery Highlands County Florida
Annual Big Push for Wreaths
Schedule of Events
Saturday, September 28, 2019
2nd Annual Big Push for Wreaths Across America
Monday, December 9, 2019
State House wreath-laying ceremonies in all 50 States and Puerto Rico
Saturday, December 14, 2019
Police Escort From Lakeland
4700 Research Way
Lakeland, FL 33905
We ask that you arrive at 6:00 am for the lineup,
departure will be at 8:00 am
Simultaneous wreath-laying ceremonies at over 1100 locations all across the country and beyond.
!!!!!What is Wreaths Across America!!!!!
The summer of 2006 a group of U.S. Military Veterans came across the Wreaths Across America website and realized The Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL had not been enrolled to receive wreaths. The U.S. Military Vets M/C with pride and ambition hosted the Wreath laying ceremony that same year to honor their fallen Brothers and Sisters. We may have started out small but we did it with honor and pride so, with 7 Ceremonial Wreaths, 40 people in attendance and in pouring rain, we held our first ceremony.
In 2007 Whorchester Wreath Company in Harrington, Maine decided to open up the individual wreath laying to Cemeteries across the Nation. With the help of the Civil Air Patrol and few other sponsoring groups we were able to place 88 holiday wreaths on the graves our second year
In 2017 over 20,000 wreaths were laid as a result of the expanded community involvement and support from many organizations here in Florida. We of the U.S. Military Vets MC are just one cog in a massive machine seeking to provide continued resources to ensure our fallen Brothers and Sisters are never forgotten. We look forward to continuing the fight and honoring the mission to Remember, Honor and Teach!
Planning is ongoing for the September 28, 2019 ride this Poker Runs are sure to be an amazing events with great local stops in Highlands Polk Counties. Please Join us at the Gator Shack in Lorida Florida at 11AM to meet and greet the other participants and get ready to go Kickstands up at 12PM. We are sure this will be yet another ride to remembered. You can RSVP on the Event Page to aid us in planning and logistics. Thank you in advance for your support. We invite you to participate in the organization of next years run planning. Send in your favorite stop below and we might have it as a stop for next years run. Location choices must be in Highlands County or the Lake Wales area of Polk County. We look forward to seeing you there! Additionally, Maps and flyers will soon be available for download below.
Please Note: Our Annual Poker Runs are only one method used to further the initiative of raising funds for the end goal placing the Wreaths at Bushnell National Cemetery. If you are interested in placing a wreath or wish to donate before or after the events please click the donate link above and you will be directed to our Official Wreaths Across America Fund Raising Page.