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Wreaths Across America Event At Santa Fe National Cemetery Saturday Morning

on December 12, 2017 - 2:47pm

Wreaths Across America. Courtesy photo

LANB News:

Los Alamos National Laboratory employee volunteers, their families and friends are invited to place wreaths at grave markers at the Santa Fe National Cemetery at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, as part of the Wreaths Across America initiative.

Employees, in partnership with Los Alamos National Security LLC, Centerra-LA (the Lab's protective force contractor), Berardinelli Funeral Home, the International Guard Union of America Local 69, and Los Alamos National Bank raised $11,500 to sponsor 1,150 wreaths of remembrance for the ceremony.

"It was a great effort from the employees and partners to sponsor so many wreaths," said Carole Rutten from LANL's Community Partnerships Office. "We're proud to honor our veterans in this way."

The Wreaths Across America initiative coordinates wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery and other cemeteries and locations in all 50 states. Mike Lansing, Associate Director for Mission Assurance, Security and Emergency Response (ADMASER), introduced the program to the Laboratory in 2011.

If you’d like to volunteer for the wreath laying, please be there for the ceremony, which starts promptly at 10 a.m.

The National Cemetery is also seeking volunteers to arrive at 8 a.m. to help prepare the wreaths for the laying. If you can help at that time, please contact Carole Rutten at

More information on the event is available on the Wreaths Across America website.  

WHEN: Dec. 16, 2017 10 a.m.

WHERE: Santa Fe National Cemetery  

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