Wreaths Across America Day at the Beaufort National Cemetery

Dated: December 21 2021

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Every December, Wreaths Across America and hundreds of volunteers visit the historic Beaufort National Cemetery to place rememberance wreaths at the headstones of our fallen heroes.

This December, it was extra special.

On Saturday, December 18th, Wreaths Across America,  along with leigons of volunteers from all over the region, placed over 25,000 wreaths at Beaufort National Cemetery.

For the first time since our National Cemetery started participating in the event, there were enough wreaths to be able to place one at each and every grave site in the entire cemetery.

Saturday was National Wreaths Across America Day with Christmas wreaths being placed at the grave sites of veterans; including all 230 National Cemeteries.

This year’s total is more than the previous record total of over 21,000 wreaths sponsored & placed at our National Cemetery during the event in 2019. 

According to the organization, each year since its inception, millions of Americans, a third of whom are children, come together to remember the fallen, honor those that served and their families, and teach the next generation about the value of freedom.

Started at Washington, D.C.'s Arlington National Cemetery in 1992, each year during the holiday season, wreaths are placed on veterans’ grave sites at more than 1,400 locations across the United States, at sea and around the world.

The Beaufort National Cemetery joined the national Wreaths Across America celebration 16 years ago and has been participating in the ceremony ever year.

The Beaufort National Cemetery is special to those who live here in Beaufort SC and to those with relatives and friends interred there.

And, it has a long history behind it, being one of the first National Cemeteries ever constructed at the beginning of the Civil War. Created by President Lincoln in 1863, more than 21,000 now lie at rest at the Beaufort National Cemetery including veterans from every major U.S. conflict from the Civil War through today. 

It's one of the many historic locations here in the Lowcountry, and one of the many sacred spaces that help make Beaufort SC one of the best places to call home.

If you're thinking of relocating to the Beaufort SC area, or if you're already living in Beaufort and are looking for a new home, we can help make your dream a reality by helping you find a forever home here in the Lowcountry. Call us at 843-891-3116 and one of our experienced agents can assist you in becoming a Beaufort local.

Cover photo coutesy Wreaths Across America, Beaufort, 2021

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