Monthly Archives: February 2021

Local Girl Scouts Participate in Wreaths Across America

Girl Scouts Amber Newman and Alena Richart from Troop 20074 joined other members from the community on Saturday December 19, 2020 at Plains Presbyterian Church in Cranberry Township to place wreaths on the graves of service members who have passed.

This was the first year that both the Girl Scouts and Plains Presbyterian participated in the national program to honor the sacrifices of our military persons. Alena placed a wreath on the grave of Henry Sherer a Civil War casualty who died in service to the Union and a member of Plains Presbyterian and Amber placed a wreath on the grave of James Garvin another Civil War soldier who died a month after his discharge in 1865.

Wreaths Across America is a national program to honor our nations soldiers by placing wreaths on casualty and veterans graves during the December and January holidays.