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A joint project sponsored by:

timber greens veterans group

helping hands

timber greens women's club

In many homes, there is an empty seat for one who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. There is no better time to express our appreciation than during the hustle and bustle of the holiday season.


Thank you for your participation!

117 donors sponsored 348 wreaths

Click here to see the a gallery of photos from the wreath-laying ceremony.
     This is an actual photo from Bushnell National Cemetery on December 14th when about 20 residents drove up to help place wreaths on veterans graves. Donna Woytek commented, “Not quite knowing what to expect we came away awe-inspired at the dedication of the Wreaths Across America organization, the thousands of volunteers to place the 36,000 plus wreaths on veteran graves, the solemn manner in which the wreaths were carefully placed and the absolute beauty of rows upon rows of green and red against the grayed white of each stone.” It was a beautiful, moving and emotional ceremony, and a humbling experience of Remembering...Honoring...and Teaching the value of Freedom. As each wreath was placed, the veteran’s name was spoken aloud, they were saluted and given a moment of silence.
Image at Bushnell Cemetery
     The Timber Greens Veterans Group, Women’s Club and Helping Hands co-sponsored this event and wish to thank all our Timber Greens neighbors who made this possible by sponsoring wreaths for the National Wreaths Across America program. Judy DePetrillo summed it up best saying, “Timber Greens is one of the most giving communities in Pasco County and I am proud to live here.”
     What does the future hold? Our plan is to make this an annual event says Bob Kahmer, "I would like to see even more sponsors participate next year so many more who served and sacrificed can receive a wreath."
     Committee members who worked on this project were: Susan Burkhard, Bob Kahmer, Ruth-Elin Riley, Paul Stepkowski, Cyndy Webb, and Dane & Donna Woytek. More photos are available - click here to go to the Photo Gallery.