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Wreaths for veterans placed in Boston cemeteries and burying grounds

The Boston Parks and Recreation Cemeteries Division is participating in Wreaths Across America for the seventh straight year.

On Saturday, December 14, the staff of Boston Parks and Recreation cemeteries and burying grounds division participated in national Wreaths Across America day.

wreaths across american - Mount Hope
Wreaths Displayed at Mount Hope Cemetery.

"At Boston Parks and Recreation, we wanted to go beyond just celebrating Veterans Day in the fall and Memorial Day in the spring," said Tom Sullivan, head of the Parks Cemeteries division. "We are grateful for the opportunity to express our appreciation during the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, while also beautifying Boston's cemeteries and burying grounds."

Copp's Hill Burying Ground
Wreaths at Copp's Hill Burying Ground in the North End.

Parks staff and 30 community volunteers placed 7 commemorative wreaths at all 19 of our cemeteries, for a total of 133 wreaths. An additional 100 wreaths were placed on veterans' graves at Mount Hope cemetery. 

Wreaths Across America coordinates wreath­-laying ceremonies at more than 1,600 locations across the United States, at sea and abroad. Contact us at parks@boston.gov if you'd like to sign up to volunteer in 2020.

Wreaths at Granary Burying Ground
Wreaths at the Granary Burying Ground in Beacon Hill.

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