WAA at National Cemetery of the Alleghenies –
The Ebenezer Zane Chapter, OHSSAR and the George Washington Chapter, PASSAR braved the cold (bitter wind) and held their annual Wreaths Across America Ceremony at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies.
The SAR Chapters held their own ritual prior to the main ceremony sponsored by the “Military Order of the Purple Heart” Approximately 2,000 people were present to lay about 5,200 wreaths. This cemetery now contains more that 9,100 graves.
George Ruch, President of the Ebenezer Zane Chapter read President General Lindsey Brock’s proclamation. Ron Miller, President of the George Washington Chapters presented a wreath and prayer at the George Washington Monument.
It was 31 degrees (wind chill about 15 degrees).