Horseneck DAR Hosts Annual ‘Wreaths Across America’ Ceremony at Old Burying Ground

On Saturday, December 18, the Horseneck DAR hosted the annual Wreaths Across America ceremony at the Old Burying Ground at Byram Shore Road at the gravesites of two Revolutionary soldiers: Daniel Lyon, Sergeant, Capt. Abraham Mead’s Company, 9th Regiment and Daniel Sherwood,  Private, 4th Co., 7th Continental Regiment. 

This event is held at over 1000 locations across the country including Pearl Harbor, Bunker Hill, Valley Forge, and the September 11 sites.

“We are proud to represent Greenwich in this national event honoring our veterans who fought for our freedom,” the Horseneck DAR said in a release.

In addition, the group laid a wreath at The Colored Cemetery that adjoins this location, to recognize the Native and African American enslaved people owned by some of the families in the Byram and Lyon Cemeteries.

“We are pleased to celebrate the completion of the perimeter stone wall and look forward to the placement of a memorial plaque this spring,” the Horseneck DAR added.

Joining the DAR members were local veterans, members of the Conservation Commission, and our local politicians: First Selectman Fred Camillo, Selectwoman Lauren Rabin, and State Representative Kimberly Fiorello.