Donations accepted for 2019 Wreaths Across America

Thursday, March 7, 2019
Employees of Wood & Huston Bank showcase wreaths that are placed at veterans graves during Wreaths Across America.
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Wood & Huston Bank is partnering with Wreaths Across America to provide wreaths for the Missouri Veterans Cemetery at Higginsville.

Wreaths will be placed on graves on Saturday, Dec. 14.

Wreaths Across America is an effort to honor veterans during the holiday season. Volunteers place specially designated wreaths at veterans cemeteries across the country. The effort began more than 25 years ago when the Worcester Wreath Company, from Harrington, Maine, initiated a tradition of donating and placing wreaths on the headstones of our nation’s fallen heroes at Arlington National Cemetery. Last year, it was projected that more than 1.3 million wreaths were placed nationwide.

Residents who would like to make a tax-deductible donation can do so in person at the bank. Donations can also be mailed to: Wood & Huston Bank, P.O. Box 40, Marshall, MO 65340; or Wood & Huston Bank, 3500 Highway 13, Higginsville, MO 64037.

On the envelope, put “ATTN: Wreaths Across America.”

For more information, call Ed Reis at the Marshall location at 660-886-6825 or Dani Kirchhoff at the Higginsville location at 660-584-7500. You may also call veteran Charlie Guthrie at 660-631-9355.

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