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Raising money for Wreaths Across America

Sisters Brynn and Kara Fridinger of Gloucester, are raising money for Wreaths Across America in order to have Christmas wreaths placed on the graves of veterans.

Brynn, age 9, and Kara, 5, are fundraising with their American Heritage Girls of Virginia Troop 1318. The two started fundraising for WAA with their older brothers, and now are continuing the tradition of honoring veterans themselves.

Funds the girls raise will go directly toward the purchase of wreaths that will be placed on the headstones of veterans at Yorktown National Cemetery. Brynn said that she doesn’t want anyone left out, so their goal is to have a wreath on every grave.

The girls’ mother, Lee Fridinger, said that Yorktown National Cemetery has roughly 1,600 plots, which means the AHG has a lot of work to do to get a wreath on every grave. Each $15 wreath they sell will get placed during a ceremony on Dec. 19.

At present, the girls are about 500 wreaths shy of their goal, partly because of setbacks due t...

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