Lyndonville seeks help placing 400 wreaths on veterans’ graves on Dec. 14

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 24 November 2019 at 10:05 am

File photo by Tom Rivers: Wreaths are shown on veterans’ graves at Boxwood Cemetery in Medina in January 2018. Boxwood has been part of Wreaths Across America since 2013.

LYNDONVILLE – The community is welcome to be part of a new tradition at Lyndonville, where 401 wreaths will be placed on veterans’ graves at five cemeteries over the holiday season.

Lyndonville resident Anna Stelianou is paying for the wreaths and has set up an endowment with the Lyndonville Area Foundation to cover the costs for perpetuity. Stelianou made the donation in honor of her parents, Ary and Konstantina, who emigrated to Lyndonville from Greece after WWI. Stelianou also donated the money for the program in honor of her five brothers who served in WWII and the Korean War.

Steve Goodrich, commander of Houseman-Tanner American Legion Post 1603 in Lyndonville, is grateful for Stelianou’s donation. Goodrich identified and mapped put the location of the veterans’ graves.

He is asking the community to help place the wreaths on the gravesites the morning of Dec. 14.

Lynhaven Cemetery on Housel Avenue will be the site of a noon ceremony that day.

“We are not looking for donations,” Goodrich said. “What we need are volunteers to help place the wreaths. No one is too young or too old. If there is a family member you want to specifically place a wreath on, we will be happy to help.”

To sign up to help place the wreaths, click here to be directed to Lyndonville’s link on the Wreaths Across America website.

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