National nonprofit Wreaths Across America (WAA), Sharp Hill Cemetery and the Children of the American Revolution of Wilton, CT will join in the effort to support the mission to Remember, Honor, Teach, as an official “Wreaths Across America” location for 2016. This is the second year that this cemetery will be participating in this national event.

Wreaths Across America carries out its mission in part each year by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies each December at Arlington, as well as at thousands of veterans’ cemeteries and other locations in all 50 states and beyond.

The event is being held on Saturday, Dec. 16, at 1 p.m. at Sharp Hill Cemetery on the corner of Danbury Rd./Rte. 7 and Sharp Hill Road. The public is invited to attend.

Established in 1738, Sharp Hill Cemetery, is owned and maintained by Wilton Congregational Church. It is the final resting place to many notable Wilton founding families as well as over 18 Revolutionary War soldiers and nine French and Indian War soldiers. The local society of the Children of the American Revolution (C.A.R.) will be hosting the official ceremony and placing remembrance wreaths on the headstones. The members will say the names of the local heroes laid to rest there, to ensure that the individuals who served to protect the freedoms of our nascent country are not, and never will be, forgotten.

This year’s theme for National Wreaths Across America Day is “I’m an American. Yes I Am!” All members of the community are invited and encouraged to attend this event. Wreaths Across America is honored to unite proud and patriotic Americans throughout the nation in our mission to remember, honor, and teach to be sure no hero is ever forgotten.

Children of the American Revolution is the nation’s oldest, largest, patriotic youth organization and offers membership to anyone under the age of 22, lineally descended from someone who rendered material aid to the cause of American Independence as a soldier, sailor, civil officer, or recognized patriot in one of the several Colonies or States, or of the United States. C.A.R. activities focus on patriotism, service, and education about American heritage.