….at Cape Canaveral National Cemetery..

I was awakened by a raging thunder storm on Dec.14, 2019, the day of the Wreaths Across America event at Cape Canaveral National Cemetery, on U.S.#1, just north of Mims, Fl. I was looking forward to this day, and now, I had no idea what might go down, however, as the morning wore on, the storms stopped, the skies brightened, and things looked a lot more promising.

I pulled into the Cemetery under blue skies and a huge crowd, estimated at well over 1500. The first event, was the delivery of the special wreaths to the speaker area, by a mule drawn  caisson. These wreaths were received by representatives of all branches of the Armed Services as well as the POW-MIA Rolling Thunder,FL. President. There were several speakers, including Congressman, Bill Posey. There was the Presenting of the Colors, National Anthem, Invocation, and Pledge of Allegiance, followed by a 21 Gun Salute, and, Taps, after which, the wreaths were laid on the grave-sites. All this was made possible by over 35 sponsors…groups and individuals from Brevard County. If YOU would like to sponsor a wreath, go to  click Local Fund-raising Group and type: FL0320. As always, the entire event went smoothly, with no tie-ups. I did a LOT of walking, but, I guess I needed the exercise!!!

Thanks to all the groups who helped to make this day a complete success.

GOD Bless you all…thank a vet today, and, stand up for your country…!

Miserable George

Wreaths Across America…2018 by Miserable George

Despite a very dismal weather day in Brevard County,

the Wreaths Across America event at Cape Canaveral National Cemetery, on Sat., Dec. 15th., was a tremendous success!!

A huge crowd made their way from the out-lying parking areas, to the center of the activities, to witness the delivery of the MANY wreaths by a large semi truck, escorted by the Patriot Guard Riders…very inspirational…!! There was the Presentation of the Colors, several talks by military dignitaries, and the singing of the National Anthem by a sweet teenage girl, delivery of the Special Commemorative Wreaths by a horse drawn carriage, and Taps to end the program. All this, during a nagging drizzle, which thankfully ended as the folks began placing the wreaths on the graves.

I saw many tears among the participants, but I believe for many, it brought at least SOME closure…GOD bless our military…both living, and those who have crossed over…this is truly a very inspirational event…

Miserable George

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Congressman Bill Posey shows up for Wreaths Across America by Miserable George

    The Wreaths Across America Program was established several years ago to pay tribute to our deceased fighting men and women, who are interred in one of the many National Cemeteries across the country. Cape Canaveral National Cemetery joined the program in 2016…a year after opening in 2015.

The event took place on Dec. 17, 2016, on a warm, beautiful day, attracting a huge crowd, which included U.S.Congressman, Bill Posey.

A moment of silence was observed, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance, the National Anthem, an invocation, and, retiring of the colors. Next came the placing of the Ceremonial Wreaths, remarks from the dignitaries, Benediction, a 21 gun salute, and Taps.

This was followed by the actual placing of the wreaths against every headstone in the cemetery …very inspiring and emotional.

They tell me that there were over 200 bikers who rode in from all over Brevard County, to pay their respects to the over 1520 veterans buried here.

The ceremonial wreaths were brought in on a caisson drawn by 2 army mules, and the wreaths to be placed against the headstones, were delivered by Walmart Transport personnel.

Thanks to all who helped make this event a huge success. It was a day to be remembered!!

Miserable George

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