Christian County Elks #2777 continues the season of giving. On Wednesday, CC Elks Veterans Chairman, Denny Peterson, presented a check for $250 to Itus Virtus representative, Crystal Boilot. The donation is for 40 Remembrance Wreaths to be laid at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery here in Springfield on December 12 at 12 noon. On December 19 Wreaths Across American will place wreaths at the National Veterans Cemetery in Springfield.
Itus Virtus is a non-profit group made up of law enforcement officers, first responders and veterans. The program was started about five years ago. Their goal? To work with local charities by raising funds used to honor those who sacrifice for our country. One of the ways Itus Virtus does this is by raising money to buy wreaths to place on veteran headstones during the holiday season.
At 12 noon, Wreaths Across America will be at Missouri State Veterans Cemetery to Remember and Honor our veterans through the laying of Remembrance wreaths on the graves of our country’s fallen heroes and the act of saying the name of each and every veteran aloud.