Photos from Holiday Concert at the Village Square Building on 12/14/2019
Over 40 people showed up for our 'reconstituted' holiday sing-a-long and concert. Many of you will remember that we had an annual sing-along held at the Village Square Building for at least 5 years in a row - it was paused for a couple years while renovations on the building took place. The agenda for the evening included the first annual tree lighting at the memorial, songs by the 'Unaccompanied Minors' from Burr and Burton, 'Night Before Christmas' Poem reading contest, 'A Christmas Cup of Tea' poem reading, 12 Days of Christmas sing-a-long and drinks and snacks were served. It was a wonderful evening and if you didn't make it this year, please join us next. The building is handicap accessible.
It was also noted during the opening remarks, that December 14 was 'Wreath Across America’ day which evolved out of one family’s efforts to honor veterans. This Worcester family owns a memorial wreath business and has been making wreath donations to Arlington National Cemetery for many years. A photograph featuring some of those wreaths went viral in 2005 and tons of donations began coming in, and in 2007, the family established Wreaths Across America as a non-profit charitable organization to support this work. Since then they have raised the awareness of veterans and their sacrifices. 2012 marked the year when the one millionth wreath was laid at Arlington National Cemetery and Congress designated WAA Day as the 2nd Saturday of December. And annually, there are wreath laying events in many states at cemeteries and memorials – more than 300 locations including overseas cemeteries participate. An application to make the Danby and Mt. Tabor memorial an official site is in progress.