Make-A-Wish Puts “Memorial” Back into Memorial Day

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Fallen Warriors and Veterans are honored at The Pignic, a weekend BBQ event, May 25th & 26th at Fort Ritchie in Cascade, Maryland. The goal is to float over 2,000 candlelit lilies onto the lake as the sun sets, each lily in memory of a veteran or fallen soldier whose name will be read in front of a color guard.

Fallen Warriors and Veterans are honored at The Pignic, a weekend BBQ event, May 25th & 26th at Fort Ritchie in Cascade, Maryland. Make-A-Wish has partnered with the Franklin County Kiwanis Club and the Washington County Community Action Council to put together a stirring memorial on Lake Royer at dusk. The goal is to float over 2,000 candlelit lilies onto the lake as the sun sets, each lily in memory of a veteran or fallen soldier whose name will be read in front of a color guard.

To make this memorial a reality, Project Lily is selling candle lilies for $10 each – a small price to pay for freedom and remembering our true American heroes. Everyone is invited to The Pignic to view or assist with floating the lilies onto Lake Royer. Please join us to remember those who have fought for our country!

For more information or if you are interested in selling lilies at your business, please contact us at (301) 797-4161 or email at kbuchanan(at)wccac(dot)org.

The Pignic features a full weekend of events including professional and backyard BBQ competitions, an arts show, music festival, car show, motorcycle run, kids events, military tributes, and the Makin’ Bacon 5K/10K Run with bacon stations along the course! For more information and for a schedule of events visit http://www.thepignic.com.

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