Wreaths Across America commemoration to be held at Hammond Cemetery

The Daughters of the American Revolution will commemorate National Wreaths Across America Day at 3 p.m. Dec. 17 at the Hammond Cemetery on Martintown Road in North Augusta.

The cemetery, adjacent to the newly restored Charles Hammond House at 908 West Martintown Road, holds the remains of veterans dating back to the Revolutionary War, according to a news release.

The ceremony will include Revolutionary War re-enactors. Members of the Martintown Road Chapter of the DAR will provide the program, with Sons of the Revolutionary War and American Legion Post 71.

The mission of Wreaths Across America Day is to remember fallen veterans, honor those who serve and teach children the value of freedom.

A central ceremony is held at Arlington National Cemetery with other events at more than 3,400 locations across the country, at sea and abroad, according to the Wreaths Across America website.

(Featured image is from the 2021 Hammond Cemetery wreath-laying and is courtesy of the South Carolina Society of Sons of the American Revolution website)