Monday, December 9, 2019
State Room of the State House
On behalf of the Rhode Island Funeral Directors Association and the House Committee on Veterans Affairs, we would like to once again cordially invite you to join us at the Annual Wreaths Across America State House Ceremony that will take place in the State Room of the State House on Monday, December 9, 2019, at 12 noon. Everyone attending will arrive at 11:30 a.m.
The following is the background information regarding the activities involved at the State House on Monday, December 9, 2019.
The Wreaths Across America State House ceremonies in all 50 states and Washington D.C. will continue a week-long celebration of America’s veterans and their service to our Country with a particular focus on family during the holidays.
Volunteers conduct the Wreaths Across America (WAA) State House Ceremonies each year in their respective state capitols. Ceremonies begin at 11:30 A.M., with the actual Wreath Laying Ceremony taking place at 12:00 Noon EST. Dignitaries and special guests are invited to speak in honor of our veterans and active military. The wreath-laying ceremonies are non-political, and all groups are invited to attend. The ceremony concludes with the wreath laying ceremony that will take place in the State House Garden of Heroes.
The Officers of the Rhode Island Funeral Directors Association will be the Master of Ceremonies, and the ceremony will include the presentation of the Wreath to the Gold Star Families. Our state-elected officials are welcome to speak during this ceremony. Please let me know if you ill be attending and would like to be included in our speaking program.
We look forward to the opportunity to see you again on the 9th of December.
Laurie Robinson, Executive Director
Rhode Island Funeral Directors Assn.