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Joshua Chamberlain Chapter

 Maine, USA

 

Chapter Projects and Support

 

 

The Commander and Past Region I Commander presented to Wayne Hansen (Chairman of the Board of Directors) of Wreaths Across America (WAA) a check in the amount of $1,500.00 during their Monthly meeting on October 17th, 2020. 

 

The donation was designated for the purchase of wreaths to be placed on grave markers located at the Togus cemetery.

 

National Wreath Day will be on the 19th of December 2020.  This is the day WAA intends to place wreaths at more than 2,200 sites this year.

 

A few years ago WAA went to Normandy and placed 9,389 wreaths on the markers of the WWII soldiers who died on the beaches of Normandy on June 6th, 194 and are buried at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial.

 

The Superintendent of the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial is Scott Desjardins, a Madawaska, Maine Native and former U.S. Army Cavalry Scout and Tank Crewman.