May 29, 2024

MEIGS COUNTY, Ohio – Volunteers will be laying more than 3,000 wreaths on the graves of veterans in three counties this weekend.

Wreath Adventures, a subdivision of Wreaths Across America, was started by Craig Matheny back in 2011 by organizing and taking bus trips to Arlington National Cemetery and laying wreaths on graves of fallen soldiers with Wreaths Across America. The bus trips continued until 2019 when there was not enough people to make the bus trip. That’s when Matheny decided to bring the wreaths to Southeast Ohio. He took the money raised for that trip which was $3,500, and contacted Wreaths Across America. Matheny was able to cover three cemeteries with 350 wreaths. This Saturday, Wreath Adventures will be covering 25 cemeteries in three counties with over 3,000 wreaths. 

National Wreath Day December 17, 2022 Cemetery List

Meigs County Ohio Cemeteries that will be covered in 2022.

MEIGS MEMORY GARDENS

  • 375-Number of graves wreaths are being placed on in these cemeteries 
  • Dec. 17, 2022, Ceremony Time 11 am,  
  • Cemetery Liaison: JoAnne Newsome, Dan Arnold 740-444-9800
  • Ceremony Leaders: American Legion Post #39

LETART CEMETERY

  • 550-Number of graves wreaths are being placed on in these cemeteries
  • Dec. 17 2022 Ceremony Time 1 pm
  • Cemetery Liaison: Charlie & Peach Mugrage 740-416-2012
  • Ceremony Leaders: VFW Post #9053

RUTLAND/MILES CEMETERY

  • 300-Number of graves wreaths are being placed on in these cemeteries
  • Dec. 17, 2022, Ceremony Time 10 AM  
  • Cemetery Liaison:  Gina Tillis 740-794-1700
  • Ceremony Director: Return Jonathan Meigs DAR 

REEDSVILLE CEMETERY

  • 75-Number of graves wreaths are being placed on in these cemeteries
  • Wreath Placement Friday Dec. 16 2022 
  • Cemetery Contact Person: John Smith & Reedsville Families

EDEN / RANDOLPH CEMETERY

  • 70-Number of graves wreaths are being placed on in these cemeteries
  • Wreath Placement Friday Dec. 16 2022
  • Cemetery Contact Person: John Smith & Reedsville Families

GILMORE CEMETERY

  • 170-Number of graves wreaths are being placed on in these cemeteries
  • Wreath Placement Friday Dec. 16 2022
  • Cemetery Contact Person: Charlie & Peach Mugrage 740-416-2012

TUPPERS PLAINS CEMTERY

  • 70-Number of graves wreaths are being placed on in these cemeteries
  • Wreath Placement Friday Dec. 16 2022 
  • Cemetery Contact Person: Charlie & Peach Mugrage 740-416-2012

HEINEY CEMETERY

  • 15-Number of graves wreaths are being placed on in these cemeteries
  • Wreath Placement Friday Dec. 16 2022
  • Cemetery Contact Person: Debbie & Riki Barringer 740-667-6278

CHESTER CEMETERY

  • 150-Number of graves wreaths are being placed on in these cemeteries
  • Dec. 17, 2022, Ceremony Time 9 AM  
  • Cemetery Liaison: Carol Erwin 740-416-4752
  • Ceremony Leader: Carol Erwin & Friends

GREENWOOD CEMETERY

  • 150-Number of graves wreaths are being placed on in these cemeteries
  • Wreath Placement Saturday Dec. 17 2022 @ 12:30 pm
  • Cemetery Contact Person: Mary Byer-Hill  

BRADFORD CEMETERY, BRADFORD CHURCH OF CHRIST

  • 60-Number of graves wreaths are being placed on in these cemeteries
  • Wreath Placement Friday Dec. 16 2022 

ORANGE TOWNSHIP- 25- Number of graves wreaths are being placed on in these cemeteries

  • Wreath Placement Friday Dec. 16 2022
  • Cemetery Contact Person: Debbie Watson 

Check Wreath Adventures Facebook page for more details of other cemeteries in Athens and Morgan Counties.