Wreaths Across America™ at
The Historic Rahway Cemetery

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Please check back soon for updates regarding volunteering/participating in this year's wreath laying!

Official WAA Site for Rahway Cemetery: WAA - Rahway Cemetery (NJRWCR)

The Historic Rahway Cemetery to Host 3rd Annual Ceremony on National Wreaths Across America Day™.

The Historic Rahway Cemetery, an official Wreaths Across America ("WAA") location, will host a wreath-laying ceremony, joining more than 1,200 other locations across the country for National Wreaths Across America Day. Coordinated and led by New Jersey Freemasons and joined by local volunteers, will place 653 wreaths on the headstones of our fallen service members. This annual event seeks to further the WAA mission of Remember, Honor, Teach, ensuring that the memory of those who served our country endures.

Wreaths Across America was born in 2006 out of a desire to remember and honor American service members for their contributions in preserving our freedom. Morrill Worcester and the Worcester Wreath Company of Harrington Maine had the vision for this project and placed the first wreaths. It has since become an annual tradition to lay wreaths at the grave- markers of our fallen veterans during December as a way to express our appreciation and to pay tribute for the sacrifices made for our Country by our service men and women.

Wreaths Across America maintains no political or religious agenda, but rather a mission to remember and honor our veterans during the month of December. At time of traditional family get-togethers, this event provides a great learning opportunity to teach our children of the many sacrifices made by our military men and women.

Wreaths Across America is a 501(c)(3) organization founded in 2007 as a continuation of the Arlington Wreath Project. WAA ceremonies are held at over 400 locations in the USA and 24 locations overseas. There is no charge to hold or attend WAA ceremonies.

WAA could not carry out its mission without the help of volunteers, location leaders, sponsors, fundraisers and the generous donations of trucking companies.

The Historic Rahway Cemetery

Rahway Cemetery is the final resting place for many famous people from history, including:

    □    Over 29 members of the United States Colored Troops;
    □    299 Civil War Soldiers;
    □    70 Revolutionary War Soldiers;
    □    Abraham Clark, A Signer of the Declaration of Independence;
    □    Walter Bramhall, a Civil War Officer;
    □    John Cladek, a Civil War Colonel of the 35th New Jersey Volunteer Infantry;
    □    Carolyn Wells, a noted mystery author; and
    □    The "Unknown Woman".


Official WAA Site


WAA - Rahway Cemetery (NJRWCR)


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Location Coordinator


Bryan S. Passione, Junior Warden
Lafayette Lodge No. 27 F&AM
bsp@lafayette27.org


The Historic Rahway Cemetery.

Merchants and Drovers Tavern Museum.


Volunteers Needed

    □    Receive Wreath Delivery
    □    Check-In/Registration
    □    Musician to play TAPS
    □    Wreath Distribution
    □    Clean-Up Crew (Jan. 19, 2019)