Wreaths Across America 2020: Be An American Worth Fighting For

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Wreaths Across America Needs Your Support To Honor America's Fallen Heroes This Christmas Season 

 

Wreaths Across America, along with the Salvation Army's Angel Tree Program, are my two personal, favorite Christmas events to support. This year, Wreaths Across America was initially cancelled by Arlington National Cemetery, a decision reversed by President Trump and the Secretary of the Army, Ryan McCarthy. I couldn't be more delighted.

 

December 19th is Wreaths Across America Day... you can help ensure that a Christmas remembrance wreath is placed at each fallen veteran's gravesite on December 19th at Arlington National Cemetery and at over 2,000 military gravesites around the country, at sea and abroad. You can help by sponsoring a veteran's wreath at a cemetery near you, by volunteering or by donating to a local fundraising group. Each year, the Wreaths Across America organization lays millions of wreaths at military gravesites. 

 

Please consider making a donation to Wreaths Across America to honor those who paid the ultimate price throughout our history for the freedoms we enjoy to this day. The 2020 theme for Wreaths Across America is: "Be An American Worth Fighting For." Please think about playing your part and support this cause by volunteering and or donating.

 

More information about how you can help the Wreaths Across America effort.

 

 

 

Video: What Is Wreaths Across America

 

 

 

If you haven't heard about this wonderful organization, which began 28 years ago with a trailer-load of wreaths, decorated by volunteers and laid at the graves of fallen soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery. In 2019, nearly 2.2 million veteran wreaths were placed on headstones at 2,158 participating cemeteries around the country in honor of the service and sacrifices made for our freedoms, with each name said out loud. In 2019, at Arlington National Cemetery alone and in spite of rain and cold, more than 38,000 volunteers placed 254,000 wreaths.

 

The mission of Wreath Across America 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.

 

 

Please 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

 

 

 

 

 FIND A LOCATION TO PARTICIPATE ON DECEMBER 19TH 

 

Wreaths Across America Second Saturday In December

 

photo courtesty of NationalCalendarDay.com

 

This reminder about Wreaths Across America Day is provided by Nina Hollander and Carolinas Realty Partners with Coldwell Banker Realty, your Charlotte metro area residential real estate experts, opening doors for Veteran home buyers and sellers for 20+ years.

 

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Comments (29)

Sham Reddy CRS
H E R Realty, Dayton, OH - Dayton, OH
CRS

Thanks for sharing Nina!!!\

Please considermaking a donation to wreaths across America to honor those who paid the ultimate price throughout our history for the freedoms we enjoy to this day. The 2020 theme for Wreaths Across America is: "Be an Amrican worth fight for" Please think about playing your part and support this cause by volunteering and or donating.

Nov 22, 2020 06:28 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 hi Sheila... fortunately the cancellation lasted for only one day! I know some cemeteries will hold the opening ceremonies virtually.

Nov 22, 2020 06:55 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Sham Reddy CRS thanks, Sham, for popping by. I like to think that I live and support my country in such a way that I am an American worth fighting for.

Nov 22, 2020 06:55 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Nina, love this post, and so appropriate for this time of year.

Nov 22, 2020 06:58 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Joan Cox hi Joan... I think this is so important an event that I post about it each and every year. There were 400,000 more wreaths contributed in 2019 than in 2018 and I hope the same happens in 2020.

Nov 22, 2020 07:05 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Nina,

I understand why this is so dear to your heart, it makes sense to place a Christmas wreath.  I was glad to hear that the president reversed the decision of Arlington,  Wishing you a lovely Sunday. A

Nov 22, 2020 07:19 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Ron and Alexandra Seigel hi Alexandra... I was just stunned when I heard Arlington National Cemetery had cancelled this event. For a minute, I wasn't sure I had heard correctly.

Nov 22, 2020 07:33 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

This is such a wonderful thing to do for our fallen soldiers.  I am glad it still happened this year. 

Nov 22, 2020 08:15 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Sharon Lee hi Sharon... I would have been very disappointed if the decision to keep Wreaths Across America cancelled this year.

Nov 22, 2020 08:16 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Nina we contributed to this last year and plan on doing so again this year.

Nov 22, 2020 10:43 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

George Souto hi George... this is such a great cause to contribute to. I know veterans issues like this are near and dear to your heart, as well.

Nov 22, 2020 12:03 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Nina- Larry and I had the honor of assisting with Wreaths Across America when we were in Delray by offloading the wreaths so they could be counted and arranged. This is such a worthy cause. 

Nov 28, 2020 03:20 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Kathy Streib hi Kathy... I'm sure you won't forget that day... if I weren't facing knee surgery this coming week, I'd be out there helping myself.

Nov 29, 2020 04:06 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

 Hi Nina - Wreaths Across America is a wonderful program.  As is the Salvation Army. I heard that their donations are down about 50% due to stores low traffic and yet the needs this year are so much higher than before.

Nov 29, 2020 08:13 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Nina Hollander ,

Every grave of every fallen soldier across America deserves a wreath to honor them. Wreaths Across America is such a worthy program and I'm glad to see the President and Army Secretary reversed Arlington's decision to cancel this event this year.  

Nov 29, 2020 08:44 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Anna Banana Kruchten CRS CRB, Phoenix Broker hi Anna... that's always what's so "unfair" in times like this... just as needs increase, there are fewer donations and traffic. Hopefully, in the end, people will "wake up" and be generous.

Nov 29, 2020 08:50 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR good morning, Dorie... I was so shocked when I first heard the event was cancelled that I wasn't even certain that I'd heard what I thought I heard.

Nov 29, 2020 08:51 AM
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster Real Estate - Gainesville, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

This is a beautiful tradition and I'm glad you shared the information on where to donate.

Nov 29, 2020 09:19 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Chris Ann Cleland hi Chris Ann... it seems to be one of those events that people who know about it do and support it and then there are so many people who don't have a clue about it.

Nov 29, 2020 09:21 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Nov 29, 2020 11:59 AM