"I've been sponsoring wreaths for probably close to 10 years now," said West Virginia Jackson-Perks ALA Unit 71 officer Anne Quinn, who first experienced National Wreaths Across America (WAA) Day while attending Arlington National Cemetery's commemoration with friends from the 3rd United States Infantry Regiment.
"Last year, the [local] American Legion Auxiliary took on doing wreaths as a fundraiser," Quinn said. "In our process doing that, I found out that over 300 veterans are buried in Edge Hill Cemetery."
Quinn then began the process to make Edge Hill one of WAA's receiving sites. In October 2016, Edge Hill officially became a receiving site, and about 40 wreaths were laid there during its December 2016 wreath-laying ceremony. Quinn's efforts began to pay off in 2017 - 525 wreaths were donated to Edge Hill Cemetery, and the extra donations of which were laid in Arlington. Read the full article