Wreaths Across America

wreaths-across-americaThe national organization Wreaths Across America has selected St. Mary Anne’s historical graveyard as a wreath-laying site this Christmas season. A young high school parishioner, Julia Swoboda, contacted this organization, laid the groundwork, and spearheaded the fundraising campaign. Julia needed to raise funds for 60 wreaths to have the organization visit St. Mary Anne’s graveyard–and she surpassed her goal and then some! She received enough donations to have wreaths laid for the next two Christmas seasons! On December 17th, we will have a wreath-laying ceremony at noon and then, wreaths will be placed on all of the identified veterans’ graves.