REMEMBER the Fallen. . . HONOR those who Serve. . . TEACH our children the value of Freedom.
Welcome to the American Legion SSG Michael W Hosey Post 205's Wreaths Across America Page.
On December 18, 2021. at 11:00 am, American Legion SSG Michael W Hosey Post 205 will be helping Jefferson Memorial Gardens to Remember and Honor our veterans by laying Remembrance wreaths on the graves of our country's fallen heroes.
Please help us honor and remember as many fallen heroes as possible by sponsoring remembrance wreaths, volunteering on Wreaths Day, or inviting your family and friends to attend with you.
Thank you so much for supporting the American Legion SSG Michael W Hosey Post 205 and Wreaths Across America!
The Tuskegee Legacy
WW II had begun the first week James Sheppard was enrolled in high school. “A lot of young men at the time wanted to do their part for their country. It was a patriotic thing, and millions were signing up to get in. Dad had heard they had established a program for African-America pilots, and he thought that was the thing to do....
6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion
In early 1945 as the Battle of the Bulge concluded Army officials reported that a lack mail was hurting morale. Warehouses were filled with millions of pieces of mail destined for the seven million Americans serving in the European theater. The task of getting that mail to its intended recipients fell on the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion....
1591 Gadsden Hwy
Birmingham, AL 35235
Click here for the Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home and Gardens in Birmingham Page
Directions to Cemetery
Navigation systems do an adequate job finding the cemetery. When you arrive, please follow the people and signs to the site of the ceremony itself.
Parking InstructionsThere is plenty of parking at this cemetery, so feel free to park in any available spot.
Ceremony and Volunteer Information
We are happy that you are willing to help with our Wreath Across America ceremony at Jefferson Memorial. Please do not forget to register to volunteer! That way you will get all updates about the cemetery itself.
Here are some things to remember about the ceremony:
- Everyone of all ages and backgrounds is welcome.
- Please help ensure that all participants get the opportunity to place a wreath.
- Please follow the location coordinators' instructions on where to place wreaths, as well as "how" they should be placed.
- We especially appreciate volunteers willing to help clean up. Please check in with the location coordinator if you are interested in helping with the clean-up.
The most important thing to remember is to have a wonderful experience participating in the ceremony and thank you so much for help Wreaths achieve our mission to remember, honor, and teach.