In 2013, a small group joined together in an effort to cover each grave at the Biloxi National Cemetery with a Christmas Wreath. Riemann Family Funeral Homes, Julia Encalade (Harrison County Veterans Service Officer) and Kevin "Reb" Cuttill (Crusaders for Veterans) led the initial fundraising efforts and logistics to create the first annual ceremony and wreath placement. The first year our fundraising efforts led to 3,000 wreaths with bows being placed. As we approach our fifth anniversary, the efforts of the expanded committee of volunteers and donors will result in us being able to place close to 20,000 wreaths in 2017. Please join the 1000 + volunteers on the first Saturday in December as we place these wreaths over each grave. Volunteers are needed to help on Friday, prior to the ceremony, to replace worn out bows and prepare the wreaths for placement on Saturday. Donations are accepted year round. Please call Chad Riemann at 228-539-9800 for donation information.
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