Wreaths Across America Ceremony at Gulf Cemetary Dec 16

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  1. Teresa

    Teresa SoWal Guide Staff Member

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    Remember. Honor. Teach. On Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 10:45 AM, we will place wreaths on veteran gravestones at Gulf Cemetery in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. Everyone is invited to attend the ceremony and to volunteer to help place wreaths during the ceremony. If you would like to sponsor a wreath or volunteer, please visit Wreaths Across America online for contact information.

    Read about Gulf Cemetary at gulfcemetery.org.

    Please click the red “Donate” button to help us purchase enough wreaths to cover our location. Also, please click “Volunteer” if you would like to participate in the wreath laying ceremony on December 16. If you would prefer to donate to a local fundraising group, click the “View” button next to the group below. Thank you so much for your support!

    Gulf Cemetery
    1466 South County Hwy 393
    Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

    Veteran Graves: 125
    Coverage Goal: 125
    Wreaths So Far: 89
    Registered Volunteers: 23

    Ceremony On: 12/16/17
    Ceremony At: 11:00 am

    Location Coordinator: William Keyes
    Location Phone Number: (404) 313-7711

    Gulf Cemetery is located just north of the intersection of County Highway 393 and Scenic Highway 30-A (GulfPlace) in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. The cemetery is across the street from The Chapel at Crosspoint.

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    Teresa SoWal Guide Staff Member

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    More information and ways to donate to Wreaths Across America

    Elmo's Grill is hosting Dine to Donate on Veteran's Day - Saturday Nov. 11. Come in for dinner starting at 5:30pm this Saturday. Elmo's will donate 10 percent of sales to Wreaths Across America.

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    On VeteransDay, November11, 2017 Elmo’s Grill will host af undraiser to sponsor wreaths needed to honor every veteran at Gulf Cemetery. Elmo’s Grill will be donating 10% of sales toWreaths Across America to support the effort of each veteran’s grave being honored by having a wreath for the holiday season.

    “Coming from a military family it is our honor to work with W.A.A. and have the privilege to honor the fallen that have served for our freedom. Please join us for this event and help us give back to this special occasion. “
    -Brad Josten - Owner, Elmo’s Grill

    “Every donation and wreath sponsorship is a meaningful gift from an appreciative supporter who knows what it means to serve and sacrifice for the freedoms we all enjoy,” said Karen Worcester, executive director of WreathsAcross America.“ We are so grateful to the community of Santa Rosa Beach, FL for participating in our mission to Remember, Honor and Teach.”

    Elmo’s Grill, Dine to Donate, strives to make a contribution to National Wreaths Across America Day which is a free event, open to all. For more information, to donate or to sign up to volunteer please visit www.WreathsAcrossAmerica.org.Gulf Cemetery currently has 62 out of the 125 needed for 100% of the veteran graves.

    Wreaths Across America is a 501(c)(3) non profit organization founded to continue and expand the annual wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery begun by Maine businessman Morrill Worcester in 1992. Theorganization’s mission – Remember, Honor, Teach – is carried out in part each year by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies in December at Arlington, as well as at more than 1,200 veterans’ cemeteries and other locations in all50 states and beyond.

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    Elmo’s Grill is exactly what you go to the beach for. We have been serving up fresh-from-the-Gulf seafood, cold drinks and fun, for over 26 years! Nightly live music fills the open air porch, as you feast on all-you-can-eat crab while your kids chicken-dance the night away! Come as you are, bring some friends and let us show you a good time! Follow Elmo's Grill on Facebook for updates!
     

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