Wreaths Across America Ceremony

Post 8 in cooperation our neighbor Cherryfield Academy Community Center held a Wreaths Across America ceremony that coincided with the national WAA program that delivered several hundred thousands wreaths across the United States including a 100,000 for Arlington National Cemetery. At precisely, noon, EST on Sat. Dec 14th, a simultaneous program was held. Thanks to Phil White for taking the lead in cooperation with Cheryl Brown of the Academy. Comrade George Openshaw  led the program with prayers by Navy vet, Pastor Max Merrill of 1st Baptist Church.  Scouts of the Cherryfield Venture Crew 139 served as Color Guard and placed wreaths on the WWI, WWII and Korea/Vietnam Memorials.

Comrade George Openshaw leads the program

Comrade George Openshaw leads the program


The Cherryfield Venture Scouts of Crew 139 serve as Color Guard. Crew Chief Savage Bloomer salutes after placing the wreaths on the Korea/Vietnam memorial.  The Venture Crew included Quartermaster Jonella Esposito, Secretary Taya Bloomer and Crew Chief Savage Bloomer.  It was fitting that Savage and Taya participated as their Mom is deployed on 9 months of Army active duty.

The MIA/POW Wreath was placed alone under a tree and distant from the Memorial Stones symbolic of the isolation that our POW and MIA’s suffered.

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