December 12, 2007
Members of the San Francisco Police Department will participate in a nationwide memorial service on Saturday, December 15, as part of the Arlington Wreath Project. The local service will take place at the San Francisco National Cemetery in the Presidio at 8:45 A.M. and will begin with a national moment of silence. The ceremony will include the laying of six wreaths, one for each branch of the armed services and one for POW/MIA service personnel, and will conclude with a short speech.
The Arlington Wreath Project was started 16 years ago by the Worcester Wreath Company in Maine. This annual event involves placing a holiday wreath on over 5,000 headstones at Arlington National Cemetery to honor and remember this country's fallen military officers.
The memorial service was expanded last year to include over 230 State and National Cemeteries to honor our country's fallen service members while remembering those still serving.
For more information, please contact:
Officer Keith Matthews
850 Bryant Street, Room 549, San Francisco, CA. 94103