Community members and other guests gathered at the Cainhoy Methodist Meeting House & Old Ruins Cemetery on Dec. 17 for a Wreaths Across America ceremony. The national program places donated wreaths at the grave sites of veterans.
The Philip Simmons AFJROTC Color Guard played an important role in the Wreaths Across America ceremony at the Cainhoy Methodist Meeting House & Old Ruins Cemetery near the Oak Bluff subdivision off Clements Ferry Road. The program honored veterans buried at the site.
MaeRe Skinner serves as chair of the non-profit corporation that owns and oversees the Cainhoy Methodist Meeting House & Old Ruins Cemetery, which dates back to the late 1600s. Skinner has been advocating for preservation and protection of the site for decades and has several generations of family members buried there.
Wreaths are placed at the site of the foundational remains of the old Cainhoy Methodist Meeting House, which served as temporary hospital during the Revolutionary War.
The tombstone of veteran Thomas Burgess Chandler is marked with a wreath during the ceremony.
Fred Lincoln, a longtime member of the Jack Primus community on the Cainhoy peninsula, has several ancestors buried in an African American burial ground adjacent to the Cainhoy Methodist Meeting House & Old Ruins Cemetery. Lincoln took part in a Wreaths Across America ceremony at the site on Dec. 17.
We have lots more pictures of this terrific event. See the gallery below.
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