September 25, 2022

Crowns Across America Observed at Trinity Lutheran Church in Perkasie

PERKASIE — More than 2.4 million wreaths were laid at the graves of military veterans at more than 3,000 locations across the country on December 18 — National Wreath Day across America.

“On this day, not only do we thank a buried veteran for their sacrifices, but we also say their name out loud and keep their memory alive for family, friends and their community at a time of year when they miss the most,” Wreaths said. Across America Liberation Said.

At Trinity Lutheran Church in Perkasie, more than 70 volunteers, including Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, commanders of the Perkasie and Sellersville chapters of the American Legion, and other organizations placed more than 250 wreaths at the graves of Veterans.

In addition to the wreath laying, over $1,000 will be donated to The Twilight Wish Foundation, specifically for veterans’ wishes.

The Perkasie ceremony included Lauren Price singing the national anthem and bagpiper Brian Widelitz performing “Taps” and “Amazing Grace”.

Wreaths are placed on the graves of veterans during the Wreaths Across America celebration at Trinity Lutheran Church in Perkasie. (Photo courtesy of Trinity Lutheran Church in Perkasie)
Donna Heist lays a wreath at the grave of a veteran during the Wreaths Across America celebration at Trinity Lutheran Church in Perkasie. (Photo courtesy of Trinity Lutheran Church in Perkasie)
Nase-Kraft American Legion in Sellersville Commander Craig Wilhelm places the ceremonial POW/MIA wreath during Wreaths Across America at Trinity Lutheran Church in Perkasie. (Photo courtesy of Trinity Lutheran Church of Perkasie).
Chip Kramer lays a wreath at his father’s grave during Wreaths Across America at Trinity Lutheran Church in Perkasie. (Photo courtesy of Trinity Lutheran Church in Perkasie)
Thomas Kube, Sr. and his wife Genny, of Woodbury, NJ, are pictured with volunteers from Trinity Lutheran Church in Perkasie for Wreaths Across America. The Kubes donated a week of their vacation, gear and gas to deliver the wreaths from Columbia Falls, ME to Perkasie. (Photo courtesy of Trinity Lutheran Church in Perkasie)