A Christmas Gift of Remembrance for Veterans

​The Andrew Johnson Heritage Association, the Official Friends Group of the Andrew Johnson National Historic Site, announces the launch of “A Christmas Gift of Remembrance.”The program seeks to involve more members of the community in buying wreaths for placement on Veterans’ graves at the Andrew Johnson National Cemetery. The effort is in support of“Wreaths Across America,” which began in 1992, with the goal of placing a wreath on all Veterans’ graves.

​For the past several years the local program has been supported by the Greene County Veterans Association, the Andrew Johnson Heritage Association, and the National Park Service. In an effort to place wreaths on all Veterans’ graves at the Andrew Johnson National Cemetery, and involve more community members, the Association is asking citizens of the region and organizations to purchase a wreath or wreaths for placement.

​To purchase one or more wreaths, you can send a check to AJHA, P.O. Box 5971, Greeneville, TN 37743. Please include a return address and contact information. Due to its status as the Official Friends Group of our National Park and a non-profit organization, the Association can obtain a wreath for $8.50. Allfunds donated to the Association will be given to the National Park for purchase of the wreaths.

Giving “A Christmas Gift of Remembrance” is a special way to recognize the service and sacrifice given by so many Veterans for all of us, during a special season. On December 14, 2019 you can celebrate that service by joining in the National Wreaths Across America Day at the Andrew Johnson National Cemetery. We will be one of over 1,600 sites in this country and abroad.

​Purchasing a wreath can help us Remember fallen service members, Honor those who serve, and Teach our children the value of freedom.

​For additional information contact George Collins at 423-525-0240 or at shay46@earthlink.net . The Andrew Johnson Heritage Association is a 501 c-3 non-profit organization founded in 1982 by Martha Johnson Patterson Barlett, the great-granddaughter of President Andrew Johnson.​