Trashing Success! Clean Up! Spring Grove Cemetery – Wreaths Across America

It is great when folks come together to help with a worthy cause!

This past Saturday 1/7/2023, there were about 25 volunteers who descended on the Spring Grove Cemetery.

A few of the loyal SAR members who came out to help in the clean up.  Mike Gunn took the photo.  Bob Bowers who leads this WAA effort for CCSAR escaped this photo shoot.

The mission was to remove around 700 pine bough wreaths which were ceremoniously laid back on December 17th in celebration of Wreaths Across America.

It was a beautiful (for January!) sunny day. Just enough warmth from the sun to keep the chill off. Lots of smiling faces!

The Cincinnati Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution (CCSAR) have historically taken responsibility for removing these wreaths from the graves of fallen military soldiers.

Cincinnati SAR Memorial Marker recognizing the American Revolutionary War patriots interred at Spring Grove Cemetery

It was an amazing site, seeing men and women volunteer their time to do the not so pomp clean up.

SAR 250th Logo commemorating the 250th anniversary of the birth of a great nation

With this number of volunteers, it went quickly and efficiently. We were done in about 30 minutes!  Time at the end just to catch up with other members and share stories and a few laughs.

Final Resting Place of a Son, Sibling and Friend who gave the ultimate sacrifice

Hats off to Bob Bowers of the Cincinnati Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution who is the Chapter Chairman of the Wreaths Across America.  Bob’s tireless efforts always lead to a smooth, looks easy event.  His quiet strength is always on display.

Kudos and thanks to all those who came out to help!

Congrats on a very successful Wreaths Across America event this year!

Join in the fun!  See you next year!!

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