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!
If you jus want to come out and hang at a great location have a few drinks some food. Join us at Tabby's Bar and Grill located at 800 US 27 South, Lake Placid Florida. The party will start at 3pm. This will be a low key event supporting the cause.
This years Poker Run is still in the planning stage. Info will be added as the stops and venue are secured.
Stops for 2023 Route
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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.