Wreaths Across America: All Arlington Graves Will Receive A Wreath

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Wreaths Across America have succeeded in raising enough money to place a wreath at every single grave site in Arlington National Cemetery to honor our fallen soldiers. I've posted about their need for contributions twice in the past nine days and want to say thank you to all who have read my posts and contributed $15 towards a wreath to make this possible.

 

245,000 wreaths will be placed on grave sites at Arlington Cemetery this coming Saturday, December 17th beginning at 7:00 am. Volunteers are still needed to help lay the wreaths for National Wreaths Across America Day. If you live nearby and want to help lay wreaths, you can go there on Saturday and volunteer your time. 

 

Unfortunately, there are still military cemeteries around the country who have not met their quota of needed wreaths for their grave sites. You can still contribute to those. Please do so if you can. All of our fallen heroes should be remembered this holiday season.

 

Wreaths Across America Day 3rd Saturday in December

 

And don't forget that Saturday, December 17th is Wreaths Across America Day... the Town of Waxhaw, NC in the Charlotte area is commemorating at noon. 

 

                                                                                                                              photo courtesy of NationalCalendarDay.com

 


 

Originally Posted December Friday, December 2016

 

As of today, Wreaths Across America are still about 30,000 wreaths short to ensure that a Christmas remembrance wreath is placed at each veteran's gravesite in Arlington National Cemetery and at over 1,100 other military gravesites around the country, at sea and abroad. The organization lays almost 250,000 wreaths at gravesites. You have until December 14th to contribute $15 towards wreaths for our fallen soldiers laid to rest in Arlington Cemetery. Please consider making a contribution to honor those who paid the ultimate price for our freedoms.

 

For those who haven't heard about this wonderful organization, which began in 1992 with a trailer load of wreaths, decorated by volunteers and laid at the graves of fallen soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery , its mission is to:

REMEMBER the fallen; 
HONOR those who serve; 
TEACH our children the value of freedom.

 

Learn more about the Wreaths Across America organization here.

 

December 17th is Wreaths Across America Day... and you can help by sponsoring a wreath. It's only $15 to honor a fallen hero. Click on the picture below to send your contribution to sponsor a wreath. You can sponsor a wreath for Arlington Cemetary or for a local cemetary.

 

Sponsor a wreath for Wreaths Across America Day

 

We are not here to "decorate graves. We're here to remember not their deaths, but their lives.... 

                                         ...Karen Worcester, Executive Director of Wreaths Across America

 

In the Charlotte, North Carolina area, Wreaths Across America a commemorative events will be held in The Town of Waxhaw on December 17th at noon.

 

Wreaths Across America Day December 17, 2016                                                                 photo courtesty of NationalCalendarDay.com

 

This information about Wreaths Across America is brought to you courtesy of Nina Hollander and Carolinas Realty Partners with RE/MAX Executive, your Charlotte metro area real estate consultants.

 

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Rainmaker
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Good morning Nina Hollander ,

I'm thrilled to know that they raised enough to have every grave with a wreath. Thanks for your posts..I know it had a great deal to do with their raising of the needed funds.

Dec 14, 2016 06:13 AM #1
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Dorie Dillard ~ good morning, Dorie... I was thrilled myself to hear the news. Nine days ago they were over 50,000 wreaths short... and I was really concerned they wouldn't make their numbers this year.

Dec 14, 2016 06:16 AM #2
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Good morning Nina Hollander , There are so many organizations needing money, that many of them fall between the cracks.  This is one of them that needs to be remembered.  Nice blog.

Dec 14, 2016 06:19 AM #3
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Larry Johnston ~ good morning, Larry... this is one of those patriotic organizations that should get support from us.

Dec 14, 2016 08:50 AM #4
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Nina, thanks for sharing the news that the shortage was covered. 

Dec 14, 2016 09:16 AM #5
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Frank Rubi ~ I was really worried there for a bit, Frank. Terrific news that Americans came through with their donations.

Dec 14, 2016 09:42 AM #6
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That is fantastic news, thanks for the update and thanks for your previous posts that allowed me to contribute to something I was unaware of but which is such a worthy cause.

Dec 14, 2016 10:38 AM #7
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Nick & Trudy Vandekar ~ hi Nick and Trudy... I was delighted to hear the news this morning, myself. BTW, don't forget to call me when you're next in Charlotte!

Dec 14, 2016 10:45 AM #8
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Nina I heard about this on the morning news and it really got my attention.  They do such a wonderful service to honor all our fallen soldiers and their families.

Dec 14, 2016 10:52 AM #9
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Anna Banana Kruchten ~ hi Anna... I was so happy they met their goal.  So many people think these wreaths on grave sites are a government-paid program, but it's all privately funded.

Dec 14, 2016 11:39 AM #10
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Nina,

Good for you for spearheading this campaign.  And thank you for sharing this worthwhile charity, I had no idea.  A

Dec 14, 2016 04:38 PM #11
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I am so glad that his project is continuing. What a dramatic sight that must be seeing all the wreaths on markers of those that served our country.

Dec 14, 2016 06:11 PM #12
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Nina the head of this organization was on Fox & Friends a couple of weeks ago and they were well short of what they needed.  Good to here the public responded to this cause.

Dec 14, 2016 06:41 PM #13
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel ~ hi Alexandra and Ron... for a long time I also thought those wreaths were put there by the government. Obviously, I couldn't have been more wrong in my assumption.

Dec 15, 2016 03:27 AM #14
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George Souto ~ good morning, George. I heard him on Fox the first time he came on when they were about 70,000 wreaths short and that's what got my interest and desire to help them reach their goal.

Dec 15, 2016 03:28 AM #15
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Debbie Reynolds ~ hi Debbie... Wreaths Across America Day is one of those events that seems to fly below the radar of many and I just thought it was time to bring a bit of attention to what these people are doing to honor our fallen soldiers.

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Nina- that's excellent news!   And thank you for making sure that all of us here knew of their need.  

Dec 17, 2016 02:23 PM #17
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Kathy Streib ~ good morning, Kathy... I was so happy to hear Arlington met its quota of wreaths and have enjoyed watching the news reports on wreath laying events here in the Charlotte area yesterday.

Dec 18, 2016 04:02 AM #18
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