National Wreath Project

Friday, December 3, 2010 - 08:00 to Saturday, December 4, 2010 - 17:00

On 3 December 2010, volunteers will gather at the Gettysburg National Cemetery and place over 1,600 Christmas Wreaths on the graves of our Veterans. This project is an extension of a program started 4 years ago by John and Susan McColley and the Sgt Mac Foundation. The McColleys are parents of Gettysburg native and United States Marine Corps Sergeant Eric McColley who was killed along with 7 other Marines and 2 Airmen in a helicopter accident in the Horn of Africa on 17 February 2006. Last year the Foundation placed 2,100 wreaths on graves at Quantico National Cemetery in Virginia were Eric is interred. We also placed approximately 800 wreaths in the Gettysburg National Cemetery. This year we will expand the number of Wreaths to include ALL of the headstones in the original section of the Gettysburg National Cemetery. With the financial assistance of local and other Veterans organizations, private and business support we are able to expand this program. We also received and are seeking assistance from any patriotic Americans across the Country.

We will meet at the Giant Food Store parking lot on Route 30/York Road in Gettysburg, PA at 0800 Friday December 3rd, 2010 to tie the bows on the wreaths. At 12:45 PM we will meet at the Taneytown Road entrance to the Gettysburg National Cemetery and place wreaths on over 1,600 graves. The following day, Saturday December 4, 2009 we will meet at Quantico National Cemetery at 0930 and place approximately wreaths on 2,500 gravesites. Your attendance and support is most welcome. We would like to expand the program every year but in order to do so, we need additional support financially and logistically. The cost of the wreaths this year is $7.50 each. With sufficient support, we would like to expand this project every year. If you would like to participate in this project, please contact Stan Clark at 717-337-1728 or e-mail at

Contributions can be made out to the SGT MAC FOUNDATION and mailed to the above address or made via PAYPAL to account Thank-you for your support.