The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 82, La Plata, has joined with Wreaths Across America to honor veterans by placing wreaths on the graves of veterans. The project began in 1992 and has grown every year. The unit will sponsor wreath sales in the “3 for 2 program.” For every two wreaths sponsored, a third wreath will be placed at the Cheltenham Veterans Cemetery.

The unit is seeking $15 donations for each wreath (one free for every two $15 donations). Checks can be made payable to Wreaths Across America, and can be mailed to: American Legion Post 82, P.O. Box 1035, La Plata, MD 20646, Attention: Linda Rollins.

The wreath-laying service at Cheltenham Veterans Cemetery will be noon Saturday, Dec. 15. All are invited to attend and participate.

This effort is only possible because of individual and corporate donations, the donations of trucking and shipping companies and thousands of volunteers offering helping hands. Wreaths Across America is a 501(c)3 organization, meaning donations are tax deductible and qualify for matching gifts from many companies. For more information, go to