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Fort Ontario Post Cemetery Announced as an Official Location for the 2019 National Wreaths Across America Day

National nonprofit Wreaths Across America (WAA) announced today that Fort Ontario in Oswego, New York has once again joined in the effort to support the mission to Remember, Honor, Teach, as an official location for 2019. The Fort Ontario Post Cemetery will join the more than 1,600 participating locations across the country. This is the second year that the cemetery will participate in this national event.

WAA started as a simple gesture of thanks that has grown into a national movement of dedicated volunteers and communities coming together to not only remember the nation’s fallen and honor their service, but to teach the next generation about the sacrifices made for us to live freely.

The goal of Fort Ontario is to raise enough funds to place seventy-seven veterans’ wreaths on the headstones of all the local heroes laid to rest there, and to ensure that the individuals who served to protect the freedoms of our country will never be forgotten, and to bring the community together in patriotic commemoration.

Wreaths can be sponsored for $15 each. Those interested in volunteering for Wreaths Across America or sponsoring a wreath for the Fort Ontario Post Cemetery, are invited to visit: