Events

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Keeping our promises to the men and women who have served our country, remembering their sacrifices and honoring their service is not just an event, it’s a lifelong commitment.  That’s why Restore America Club has decided to focus on fully restoring the Washington State Soldiers Home Cemetery located just outside the Orting city limits, this is the first soldiers home cemetery that was established in Washington.  Unfortunately one visit and you can see that it has been badly neglected and underfunded for decades.  To help bring awareness and funds that will result in a full restoration, we host a variety of events throughout the year.

Upcoming Events:

Wreaths Across America – 2nd Annual event

Date: 12/17/2016
Time: 12:00 PM

REMEMBER the Fallen. . . HONOR those who Serve. . . TEACH our children the value of Freedom.

Please help our group raise funds by clicking here to sponsor wreaths to be placed at one of the locations listed below. . . It is easy! You can also volunteer to place wreaths.  Please visit our Wreaths Across America page to contribute and volunteer!

Click the red “Donate” button. If you’d prefer to donate via a specific member of Restore America Club, find the member’s name on that page and click the red “Donate” button next to their name.

If you would like to volunteer to participate in the wreath laying ceremony, please click the “View” button next to the cemetery name below. Thank you so much for supporting Restore America Club and Wreaths Across America!

Beautification / Clean-up – 2017

Date: To Be Announced – Stay Tuned!
Time: Coming Soon!

Help us honor the final resting place of some amazing veterans. The Washington State Soldiers Home Cemetery in Orting is the first state soldiers cemetery and was established in 1930. The cemetery had 2,265 total sites that consist of 1,632 upright markers and 633 flat markers. The cemetery is 4.75 acres and unfortunately it is in very bad shape. The cemetery is the final resting place of veterans from all over the United States. Veterans who served in the Civil War, Spanish American War, World War I, World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War! Among these veterans there are also 4 Medal of Honor recipients who are buried here.

My family has visited this cemetery twice a year since 2005 on Memorial Day and Independence Day to pay respect to those who have served before us and sacrificed so much so we can enjoy the liberties and freedoms we have today. However, my question is what makes these veterans any less worthy than those in a national cemetery?

There are headstones trapped in trees, headstones that you can’t read because a tree has engulfed them or is directly in front of them, headstones that are sunk into the ground, misaligned, or simply so badly cared for that they are literally blank.

The purpose of this fundraising effort is to completely restore the cemetery, replace headstones, remove trees, completely realign and implement an anchoring system so they won’t shift again. This project is a pretty big one but I have been inspired to take this on, I have seen the way our communities have come together on the clean up projects we have done. Please consider contributing to help us honor the final resting place of these American Heroes!