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Garden Grove Elks Lodges Place Wreaths at Local Cemeteries

by: Pierino “Zap” Zappella
Posted: January 11, 2021


Masks were just removed for outdoor photo of the Garden Grove volunteers.  (l:r)   Peter LaCombe, Don Reid, Tsuki Tsukiyama, Bill Flores, Mike Wight, and Karen Lewin PER.


GARDEN GROVE...National Wreaths Across America Day is an annual event in December with the mission to Remember, Honor, and Teach and is done with wreath laying ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery and at more than 2,100 locations in all 50 states, at sea and abroad for our departed veterans.

A sea of wreaths filled the park with  a red bow at each wreath. Shown is an example of wreaths laid at veterans grave sites. Garden Grove  Lodge provided 50 wreaths contribution at $750. 


Last December 19th the Garden Grove Elks Lodge # 1952, the Newport Harbor Elks Lodge #1767, and the Huntington Beach Elk Lodge # 1959 laid wreaths at Pacific Memorial Park in Corona Del Mar with additional volunteers including Gold Star Families and friends.


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