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World T.E.A.M. Sports Volunteer Helps Annual National Wreath Project Meet Goals
Date:11/13/2013

Gettysburg, PA (PRWEB) November 13, 2013

Each April, United States Marine Corps Staff Sergeant Stan Clark coordinates the successful Gettysburg finale for the Face of America bicycle ride from World T.E.A.M. Sports. It is his dedication, however, to the National Wreath Project that brings together the residents of this historic southern Pennsylvania community.

Since 2006, the annual National Wreath Project from the non-profit Sgt. Mac Memorial Foundation places festive holiday wreaths on military gravestones at the Gettysburg and Quantico, Virginia National Cemeteries. In 2012, more than 1,000 volunteers assembled the wreaths and placed them on 7,000 graves. For the December 6 and 7 event, the foundation will spend $64,000 to place wreaths on 8,000 graves.

“One of the most interesting aspects of this project is how the volunteers span such a wide area of age, occupation, and financial standing,” said Clark, who served six years with the 2nd and 3rd Marine Divisions. “[It’s] a very diverse group of people – all assembled together for one common cause. It is really great to see this happen and I always promise people that if they attend, they will have fun and not be disappointed.”

With sponsorship from Giant Food, ABF Freight Systems, and Jacoby Transportation, the National Wreath Project depends greatly on volunteer assistance from regional residents who donate time to tie bows on the wreaths, add labels and then place them on gravestones. A number of veteran organizations, including the American Legion, V
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