George Washington Chapter Participates in 2021 Wreath Across America

December 19, 2021

Members of the George Washington Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution joined with families, veterans, and other volunteers at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies to help place the wreaths on Friday, December 17, 2021. Usually, the ceremony is done on a Saturday in December across the country, but due to ongoing construction in the cemetery this year, it was spread over two days to accommodate the volunteers and parking.

Nearly 15,000 wreaths were placed. For the 6th consecutive year, every grave was marked either by a wreath or by family decorations. The George Washington Chapter continues to be the largest gatherer of wreaths for this cemetery. This year the chapter obtained 3,489 of the 15,000 wreaths that were placed. The cemetery serves veterans from the tri-state area.

Additionally, Karl and Everitt Meer participated in the Wreaths Across America ceremony at the Valley Forge Military Park.


2021 Wreaths Across America Mobile Exhibit

June 14, 2021

For the second year the George Washington Chapter hosted the Wreaths Across America mobile exhibit. The 24’ X 60’ fully functional trailer is equipped with two exterior televisions, four extended slide outs, four awnings an interior museum and a 20 person interactive movie theater. The exhibit tours the country with a minimum of 40 stops a year. On Monday, June 7, 2021 the exhibit was at the Texas Roadhouse located in the Great Southern Shopping Center at 1155 Washington Pike, Bridgeville, PA. During the exhibit’s stop, the George Washington Chapter had an SAR information table set up as well as accepted wreath sponsorships. For the last six years the George Washington Chapter has been the largest out of 30 other groups/organizations to gatherer wreaths for that National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, which is located nearby.


Wreaths Across America Mobile Exhibit – June 7, 2021

May 25, 2021

For the second year the George Washington Chapter will host the Wreaths Across America mobile exhibit. The 24’ X 60’ fully functional trailer is equipped with two exterior televisions, four extended slide outs, four awnings an interior museum and a 20 person interactive movie theater. The exhibit tours the country with a minimum of 40 stops a year. On Monday, June 7, 2021 from 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM, the exhibit will be at the Texas Roadhouse located in the Great Southern Shopping Center at 1155 Washington Pike, Bridgeville, PA. During the exhibit’s stop, the George Washington Chapter will have an SAR information table set up and will also be accepting wreath sponsorships. For the last six years the George Washington Chapter has been the largest out of 30 other groups/organizations to gatherer wreaths for that National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, which is located nearby. If you have never been to the cemetery, this would be a great opportunity to visit the site before coming to the Texas Roadhouse. We are also looking for volunteers that would be willing to spend an hour or two or the entire day to help us promote both Wreaths Across America and our George Washington Chapter.

Also, the Texas Roadhouse has graciously agreed to donate 10% of their sales back to our George Washington Chapter to support the 2021 Wreaths Across America campaign. Please print and take the flyer below with you when you pay for your order. Also, feel free to print and pass out the flyer to your friends and neighbors. We hope to see you there!  


2020 Wreaths Across America Ceremony

January 2, 2021

The George Washington Chapter participated in the Wreaths Across America ceremony at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies on December 17, 2020. Our GW chapter received sponsorships for 3,184 of the 14,200 wreaths that were placed making us the largest gatherer of wreaths for that cemetery. Seven inches of snow was present, but that did not deter chapter members from honoring our Veterans.