Where does the funding come from to maintain the cemetery and fixing headstones?

Funding for the Historic Clarksburg WV Cemetery Preservation Alliance for this past year were due to a
combination of private donations, a donation from The City of Clarksburg, and fundraising efforts. Our main
fundraiser this past year was soliciting sponsorships for wreaths through Wreaths Across America. Wreaths
Across America is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the mission of Remembering the fallen, Honoring
those who serve, and Teaching the next generation the value of freedom. WAA holds an annual ceremony
on the third Saturday in December known as Wreaths Across America Day, where live wreaths are placed
on the headstones of Veterans as a way to honor all Veterans and active duty military members. The
wreaths comprised of fresh evergreens are a symbolic gesture that has been used for centuries to
recognize honor and as a living tribute renewed annually. The tradition is viewed as a living memorial to
both veterans and their families.
We raised 111 sponsored wreaths with Wreaths Across America receiving $1110 out of the $1665 total and
the Historic Clarksburg WV Cemetery Preservation Alliance receiving $555 through the payback option. We
were honored to have 3 cemeteries participate among 1100 other memorials to bring their mission of
Remember Honor Teach to Clarksburg WV. We look forward to having the Jackson Cemetery, the Daniel
Davisson DAR Cemetery, the former IOOF Cemetery, and others participate for years to come. We are also
planning other fundraisers and seeking other funding opportunities for more information please visit

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