Annual wreath-laying honors Westlake's pioneers

The Westlake Historical Society will lay wreaths again this year on the graves of Westlake pioneers, including the Lilly family monument in Evergreen Cemetery, and others by request.

For the third year in a row, members of the Westlake Historical Society will remember some of the city's historic families by placing holiday wreathes on their graves.

We believe placing a wreath on a grave is not only a symbol of remembrance, it is a sign of respect for that person and who they were and the contributions they made to our city. We would like to extend the opportunity for you, your family, organization or business to place a Christmas wreath this year in memory of one of our pioneer families.

Volunteers from the Westlake Historical Society will continue to place the wreaths on graves in both Evergreen Cemetery and Maple Ridge Cemetery until Dec. 15 for those individuals, families or businesses who would like to sponsor a wreath. 

You or your organization can purchase a wreath from the historical society for a one-time donation of only $15 and the wreath will be placed at the grave site annually during the holidays.  

The Westlake Historical society would like to give special thanks to Patt Long for her help as we prepare to place more than 25 wreaths this year.

Please call the society at 440-808-1961, email or see our website at to make arrangements to have your wreath placed.

“Show me first the graveyards of a country and I will tell you the true character of the people.” – Benjamin Franklin

Lysa Stanton

Westlake Historical Society

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Volume 4, Issue 24, Posted 10:41 AM, 11.27.2012