The Signal Hill, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, chapter of Barrington, IL is proud to announce that it will again partner with the national Wreaths Across America organization on December 19, 2020. Evergreen Cemetery in Barrington, is once again, the designated cemetery for the 2020 event, which will include a brief memorial service and then public participation of laying of wreathes on identified Veterans' graves as a remembrance of their service and sacrifice.
Wreaths Across America coordinates wreath-laying ceremonies at more than 1,600 locations across the United States, at sea and abroad each year on a pre-determined date, sanctioned by the organization. Donations toward sponsorship of wreaths are collected by various organizations, and the donated wreaths are placed at each grave, in order to remember and honor the Veteran, and teach future generations the importance of honoring our military Veterans. If you have a family member interred at Evergreen, it is possible to designate a purchased wreath for that gravesite. Directed donations are possible on the Wreaths Across America website for Evergreen Cemetery. For more information about Wreaths Across America, please visit their website at WreathsAcrossAmerica.org.
For the first time last year, Signal Hill undertook the task of working with Evergreen Cemetery in identifying and locating the nearly 500 graves at Evergreen. Various Veterans' groups, lineage societies, and private individuals directed funds to purchase over 340 wreaths. On the national distribution date, members of the community, Veteran's groups, and dignitaries like U.S. Congressman Sean Casten, Barrington Village President Karen Darch, IL State Vice Regent NSDAR Patricia Cork, and members of the Signal Hill Chapter attended a brief memorial ceremony, complete with presentation of the colors by a local Scout troop, and the playing of "Taps" by an area bugler. The public was then invited to place wreaths on designated graves throughout Evergreen Cemetery.
In its second year of partnership with Wreaths Across America, the goal of Signal Hill is to raise enough donations to provide a wreath for each and every known veteran at Evergreen on December 19, 2020 If your loved one is laid to rest elsewhere, but you would like to honor that person by honoring a local veteran's grave, that, too, is possible.
Signal Hill members remain cautiously optimistic that the event can take place. If you have any questions, or would like to donate or volunteer for the December 2020 event, please contact Deborah Edlund at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each year, The Community Meal of Barrington and surrounding communities honors Veterans. The chapter usually supplies desserts and works at the event. This year the meal was served via drive by pick up. That didn’t stop the chapter from being involved. Jackie Marcus, Deb Edlund, Kathy Casey and Regent Joyce Wright donated cookies. We made a flyer handout, thanking our veterans and telling the community about Wreaths Across America. The evening of the event, Regent Joyce Wright said the Pledge of Allegiance following a Flag Ceremony by the Cub Scouts. Joyce and Kathy Casey waved to all those who drove by.
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Project Patriot Troop Care Package prepared by Signal Hill Chapter, NSDAR for active - duty deployed military.
Wreaths Across America was on Saturday, December 14, 12:00 p.m. at Evergreen Cemetery, 600 Dundee, Ave., Barrington. There are 400 veteran grave sites that have been identified. Volunteers and HODARS placed more than 343 wreaths on the headstones of our veterans.
Deb Edlund led the memorial service. Guests in attendance who spoke about the dedication of veterans were: US Congressman Sean Casten (IL-06), and Village of Barrington President Karen Darch.
Thank you to all of the volunteers who participated to Remember, Honor, Teach, ensuring that the memory of those who served our country endures. Deb led the volunteers in this fabulous project.
Contact Deb Edlund at email@example.com.
Photo Credits: Ira Marcus.
On November 15th, over 600 homeless veterans receive winter clothing and toiletries. Our Signal Hill chapter also handed out socks, scarves, hats and gloves. Our Regent Joyce Wright pictured on the left.
Regent Joyce Wright, Carol Butera, Jen Fisher, Deb Edlund, Kathy Casey and HODAR Scott Fisher
attended the Village of Barrington Board meeting. Regent Joyce Wright thanked the veterans for their service and highlighted our service to veterans - Wreaths Across America, this week’s Community Meal, Stand Down, Honor Flight, etc. Afterwards, they shared cake with the veterans and community members.
The Community Meal honored our area veterans. Members of the VFW 7706, American Legion 0158, Veterans of Lake Barrington Shores, TLS Veterans Services, LCC Kare 9 Military Ministry and Veterans Comfort Dogs were present, in addition to members of the Barrington community.
Regent Joyce Wright welcomed and thanked everyone. Our chapter members and assistants set up, made desserts, served, chatted, and cleaned up. It was a good evening and always a wonderful way to thank our veterans.
Crystal Lake Community Band Sax Quartet.
Members of LCC Kare 9 Military Ministry Veterans and Comfort Dogs including Blitz, Flex, and Malachi.
Regent Joyce Wright, Penny Liptak, Dee, Dorcas Krolopp, HODAR Tim Cardwell, Donna Cardwell, Kathy Casey, Joan Kornfeind, Nathan Reiss. Penny's grandson Nathan is member of the ROTC and all around supporter of our chapter.
Donna Cardwell, Dee Krolopp, and Tim Cardwell.
Patti Matecki and Regent Joyce Wright.
Susan Olund and Donna Cardwell
God Bless our Veterans!
We collect comfort items for donation to VA hospitals and for VA Stand Down for homeless veterans; we support Honor Flight Chicago with monetary donations and Thank You notes for the veteran mail call; we are a Commemorative Partner with Vietnam War Veterans.
Active US troops are not forgotten – we assist at “No Dough” dinners through the USO for Navy personnel at Great Lakes Naval Station and contribute and assemble packages for deployed troops.
We support veterans through the Honor Flight Chicago program with monetary donations and volunteer time. Honor Flight sends veterans to Washington D.C. at no cost to them to view the memorial erected in their honor.
DAR Project Patriot
We support active American service personnel through the Daughters of the American Revolution Project Patriot Committee. The Signal Hill Chapter NSDAR collects and ships basic needs items requested by our soldiers, knits helmet liners, and sends long distance calling cards to our hospitalized service personnel in Landstuhl, Germany.
Signal Hill Chapter NSDAR participates in the Independence Day Parade, in Barrington. Honored veterans, our youth award winners, and several chapter members and their children and grandchildren, march alongside our decorated floats and cars. We distribute approximately 6,000 pieces of American made flag-wrapped candy each year. A great deal of fun is had by all!
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