Nathan Edson Chapter DAR Recognized as Top 5 Sponsor of Wreaths Across America

By Ryan Duey

Every year Wreaths Across America (WAA) in Kansas looks to local sponsorship groups to help lay wreaths to honor veterans in their communities that have passed. Each year the Top 5 sponsorship groups are recognized for their contributions to this effort.

The Nathan Edson Chapter DAR, serving Clay and Cloud Counties, was recognized as a Top 5 sponsorship group in 2023. Jeanna Walters-Fancella, Location Coordinator, said they used information booths and a mobile exhibit to help raise awareness in the community.

Fancella said there are approximately 1200 veterans laid to rest in Greenwood Cemetery. Nathan Edson started a “Red Hat Brigade” to help local youth get involved.

This year’s WAA will be on December 14th, but you can sponsor a wreath anytime. Contact Fancella at (785) 447-0129 or by email at if you’d like to sponsor a wreath or participate in WAA.

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