Fundraising effort seeks support for wreaths at WC Cemetery

by Judi Biederman

In an attempt to remember and respect her dad, Penndel resident Joyce Kulchinsky also is trying to honor thousands of other deceased military veterans by placing a memorial wreath on every grave in the Washington Crossing National Cemetery next December.

Joyce is trying to raise money for “Wreaths Across America,” a program that runs coordinated wreath-laying ceremonies, usually on the second Saturday in December, at national cemeteries across all 50 states, ceremonies at sea and 24 national cemeteries on foreign soil.

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Guardians of the National Cemetery

The Guardians of the National Cemetery is a non-profit group which exists exclusively to preserve and support the Washington Crossing National Cemetery. They may be best known for their Washington Crossing Honor Guard whose members are certified in the rendering of Military Funeral Honors. Since beginning in 2010, the Honor Guard has participated in over 7,000 military funerals, and in spite of all military conditions, have never missed a mission.

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