Horton Wreath Society

Albert G. Horton Jr., Memorial Veterans Cemetery Wreath Society
 
Remember the Sacrifices, Respect Our Veterans, 
Educate Future Generations

 Horton Wreath Society

Patriot Guard Riders, Virginia District 5, Hampton Roads


The Virginia Patriot Guard Riders, District 5 – Hampton Roads has, since 2006, taken the lead to make this day an Official Mission of their Help on the Homefront (HOTH) programs. Members of the Virginia Patriot Guard Riders, who may also be members of many different motorcycle groups in the area, assist in the escort of the tractor-trailer with wreaths from Downtown Suffolk, VA, to the Albert G. Horton Jr., Memorial Veterans Cemetery. Along with grounds workers, they assist in traffic control on the sacred grounds, form flag lines and participate in the formal Wreath Ceremony conducted at the Committal Shelter.


In addition to being the Official Escort of the Ceremonial Wreaths, the Virginia Patriot Guard Riders team up with the youth of tomorrow and teach them the importance of OUR United States Veterans and the Service and Sacrifices they have made for OUR Country. Our children are our future and helping to teach them the cost of our Freedom is in line with the Horton Wreath Society's mission to REMEMBER the Sacrifices, RESPECT Our Veterans and EDUCATE Future Generations.

Military Women Across the Nation Unit 152, Formerly WAVES National, Tidewater Tidal WAVES Unit 152


WAVES National (established in 1979) is a Sea Service women's organization for women who have served or are currently serving in one of the following sea services; U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Coast Guard or Reserves. Presently, there are 68 active WAVES National Units in the nation and is a non-profit organization.

WAVES National’s local unit is the Tidewater Tidal WAVES Unit 152.


The Tidewater Tidal WAVES leads a group of volunteers in raising funds necessary to purchase the wreaths needed for each headstone yearly. Additionally they script and coordinate the ceremony before and after the National Ceremony conducted by the Civil Air Patrol.

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        Navy Bugler Honoring Veterans upon completion of Wreath Laying Ceremony

                 

 
                                                 Laying the Last Row of Wreaths

       

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Testimonials

  • "-Thank you and your organization for giving my family and I the opportunity to be a part of the Horton Wreath Society ceremony on Saturday. We seven were in awe of the number ..."
    -Nancy
    December 16, 2012
  • "wow is right....that was absolutely amazing!!! My sister who is buried there...she would have loved it as well."
    Karen
    Wow Also - December 2011

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