Chapter 17 is starting a new project called "Holiday Honors" this year. This project involves laying holiday wreaths at the graves of veterans who are buried in local cemeteries not affiliated with State or National Veteran Cemeteries.

Our members wish to honor the Veterans who are layed to rest in community cemeteries, where they are not recognized by Wreaths Across America. Many are buried where their families can be close, and many are buried in towns or cities that do not have national cemeteries.

Wreaths across America is a wonderful national project, but it only includes specifically the Veteran Cemeteries. AVVA wants to honor all of our fallen who are not in a national cemetery.

Representatives of AVVA Chapter 17 laid the wreaths on December 17th, at the Palm Northwest Cemetery, 6701 North Jones Blvd, LV. with the help of the AF JROTC from Ranch High School, and representative from Palm Mortuary, without whom none of this would have been possible!

Chapter 17 is planning to improve and expand this program for this calendar year, over the holidays.

If you are interested in helping with this program for 2024, or know someone who could be of assistance, please contact Joanna at:

Photo includes: Ranch High School JROTC members, AVVA members Maureen Cronan, Wille Bowers, Evelyn Pacheco, Dan Jordan, Anthony Luu, Palm Mortuary Manager Michael Roberts Jr. and several other chapter members. Getting ready to start the ceremony

Dan Jordan welcomes the group, and gives the needed instructions for the laying of the

The group is listening to Dan - far right is Evelyn Pacheco; JROTC members, AVVA members, and (Far Right) Palm Mortuary Manager Michael Roberts Jr.


AVVA Chapter 17 Representative, Maureen Cronan with AVVA Member Anthony Luu