The Wayne County Business and Professional Women, as an extension of the Wayne County Walk of Honor, are proud to participate in the 2017 Wreaths Across America Project. On Saturday, December 16, 2017, the ceremony celebrating Wreaths across America will commence promptly at 12:00 noon at the Wayne County Walk of Honor, 921 Court Street, Honesdale PA.
Wreaths across America is a National 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization founded to continue and expand the annual wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery begun by businessman Morrill Worcester in 1992.
The organization’s mission - Remember, Honor, Teach- is carried out in part each year by coordinating wreath -laying ceremonies in December at Arlington, as well as at more than 1200 veteran’s cemeteries and other locations in all 50 states and overseas. For more information, please visit www.WreathsAcrossamerica.org Follow Wreaths Across America on Facebook at WWW.Facebook.com/WAAHO and on Twitter at @WreathsAcross
The Wayne County Walk of Honor is sponsored by the Wayne County Business and Professional Women, whose mission is to promote full participation, equity and economic self-sufficiency for America’s women through providing networking and support for all women.
The project goal of the Walk of Honor is to honor all service members that are buried in Wayne County or Wayne County natives who are buried in national cemeteries; to create a database that provides a historical and educational opportunity for future generations; and, to provide a legacy for the veterans and their families that will aid in their ancestral search.
Located at 921 Court Street, Honesdale, PA, anodized aluminum podiums contain the names of the deceased service members and the cemetery where they are interred.
A podium displays a map of Wayne County with the various cemeteries.
A central monument bears the military insignias of all branches with three flags. Wayne County has granted the land for the conditional use of the memorial. Updates will occur periodically, generally every 3-5 years. For more information see, walkofhonor.wix.com/waynecounty
The Walk of Honor and Wreath Across America committee includes Rose Antoine, Betty De-Maye Caruth (co-chair), Larry Caruth, Judy Castek, Alan Haviland, Rochelle Haviland, Ginny Motsko, Gene Rickard and Melissa Rickard (Chair.)