2019 National Wreaths Across America Day. Evergreen Cemetery will join more than 1,600 participating locations across the country
To Remember, Honor and Teach on Saturday, December 14, 2019
National nonprofit Wreaths Across America (WAA) has announced that Evergreen Cemetery in Barrington, Illinois will join the mission to Remember, Honor, Teach, as a fully participating official location for 2019 Wreaths America Day, hosted by the Signal Hill Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution of Barrington.
Wreaths Across America began 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. This year, there will be more than 1,600 participating locations placing wreaths on National Wreaths Across America Day – Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019 – with more than two million volunteers joining together.
The Chapter will host a public memorial ceremony and wreath placement at noon on December 14, hoping to honor at least half of the 400+ Veterans interred there. Signal Hill Chapter has partnered with American Legion Post 158 to place wreaths on 60 graves to date and welcomes individual sponsorship to increase the number of Veterans honored. Grave-specific requests will be accommodated, and wreaths may be ordered for $15 online at https://wreathsacrossamerica.org/pages/159677/Overview/?relatedId=0&modSw=donate.
The Veteran's Day event at the Barrington Village Hall, 200 S. Hough St., Barrington has be changed to 8:00p.m. on Monday, November 11th.
If you would like to assist, please let us know. Desserts are needed for the Community Meal, dessert may be dropped off at St. Matthews Church, 720 Dendee Ave., Barrington, IL.
If you would like to volunteer with the distribution of items. to homeless veterans, both men and women. Your help is greatly appreciated. Please contact us, if you would like to help.
Northwest Armory, 1551 N. Kedzie Ave, Chicago, IL 60651
If you have any unused cards: Holiday, Thinking of You, or Thank You cards. One of our members graciously gives her time to fill them out for veteran's hospitals.
Regent Joyce Wright and Corresponding Secretary Kathy Casey represented our Signal Hill DAR Chapter. The Northwest Territory Alliance held a Revolutionary War encampment and battle demonstration at Cantigny War Museum, in Winfield, IL.
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!