WEST CHESTER, PA — The Chester County Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, in conjunction with a national Wreaths Across America organization, held a ceremony on December 18, 2021, at the Birmingham-Lafayette Cemetery honoring over 600 veterans buried there, the first to take place at the cemetery in West Chester.
The program started with greetings from Jim Serum, president of the cemetery board, and Dawn Coughlan, regent of Chester County Chapter DAR. Music was provided by Fife & Drum reenactors.
The American Legion Post #491 provided the Color Guard. Girl Scout Troop #4589 participated in the program. Boy Scout Troop #22 helped to lay wreaths.
The ceremonial wreaths presented by Maggie Weaver, chairman of the program for Daughters of the American Revolution, to representative members of each of the armed services, were presented next to each flag of the different branches of the armed services. The attendees of the program were invited to place wreaths of the graves of veterans.
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