Indio Senior Center to Participate in Wreath Project Honoring Veterans

Wreaths to be Placed at the Coachella Valley Cemetery in Preparation for Memorial Day

INDIO, CA (April 16, 2018) – Now an annual tradition, Indio Senior Center members will once again participate in the upcoming “Wreath Project” on May 23, 2018, to honor veterans at the Coachella Valley Cemetery in preparation for Memorial Day.

Hundreds of wreaths are placed on veteran’s plots at the Coachella Valley Cemetery located in Coachella. Nearly 30 seniors from the Indio Senior Center participate in the annual event. Wreaths are also placed at the cemetery during Veteran’s Day and Christmas.

“Our goal is to ensure that every veteran plot has a wreath to honor and appreciate them,” said Sylvia Tenorio, President of the Board of the Friends of the Indio Senior Center. “With every wreath placed, we give thanks to our veterans for their service.”

Wreaths are purchased through donations and fundraising efforts by the Friends of the Indio Senior Center and the Freedom Flags for Families program, which supports veterans and active duty personnel in the Coachella Valley.

The public is welcome to participate in the event. Volunteers meet at the Indio Senior Center at 11:00 a.m. on May 23, 2018, before heading over to the cemetery to place wreaths between 11:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. The Coachella Valley Cemetery is located at 82925 Avenue 52, Coachella, CA 92236.

To donate or get involved, please contact Susie Del Toro at (760) 567-0706 or ssdeltoro@gmail.com.