Honor America's Fallen: Donate A Wreath For Wreaths Across America Day

By
Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Realty

HONOR AMERICA'S FALLEN HEROES AND LIVE UP TO THEIR LEGACY THIS CHRISTMAS SEASON 

DONATE A WREATH FOR WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA DAY 

 

December 18, 2021 is National Wreaths Across America Day... you can help ensure that a Christmas remembrance wreath is placed at each fallen veteran's gravesite on December 18th at Arlington National Cemetery and at over 2,750 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 2021 theme for Wreaths Across America is "Live Up To Their Legacy." 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

 

This amazing organization, had its start 29 years ago with a trailer-load of wreaths, decorated by volunteers and laid at the graves of fallen soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery. In 2020, approximately 1.7 million veterans’ wreaths were placed by volunteers on headstones at 2,557 at participating cemeteries around the country in honor of the service and sacrifices made for our freedoms, with each name said out loud. In 2020, at Arlington National Cemetery alone, and in spite of rain and cold, thousands of volunteers placed 250,000 wreaths.

 

“A person dies twice: once when they take their final breath, and later, the last time their name is spoken.”

... Unknown

 

The mission of Wreaths 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 18TH 

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 Greater Charlotte residential real estate experts, opening doors for Veteran home buyers and sellers for 20+ years.

 

If you're considering purchasing or selling a home in the Charlotte metro area, I'd love an opportunity to earn your business, exceed your expectations, and to show you how:

 "The Right Broker Makes All The Difference."

 

 

Posted by

 

 Nina Hollander, RE/MAX Broker, Realtor

 

 

 

Broker, Realtor, MBA, GRI, ABR, SRES, CDPE, SFR, SPS, CMRS
Carolinas Realty Partners with Coldwell Banker Realty
Direct: 704-779-0813
Website: www.GreatHomesInCharlotte.com
Blog: News You Can Use From The Greater Charlotte Area
Search For All Charlotte Area Homes: www.GreatHomesInCharlotte.com 

Charlotte Magazine 5-Star Customer Satisfaction Award Winner Since 2007

 

 Connect with me also on these sites:  

 

facebook twitterlinkedinpinterest

  

                                                                                                                                          

Oh by the way, I'm never too busy for any of your referrals!

 

Find Your Charlotte Home

 

How Much Is My Home Worth       Free Charlotte Relocation Package

 

 

 

Disclaimer:  Nothing in this blog article is to be construed as legal advice, tax advice, or financial advice.  For legal advice see an attorney.   For tax advice or financial advice see a tax attorney, certified public accountant, or other qualified professional.

 

Comments (22)

Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Nina, I am writing the date down and with do two this year for a great cause.

 

Nov 13, 2021 08:09 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Will Hamm hi Will... this is one of my two favorite charities to support each year at Christmas time.

Nov 13, 2021 08:14 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

What a lovely tradition. I wish I was closer to where my parents are buried so I could do something like this for them. My Mom didn't serve IN the war but she did support the war efforts by working in the shipyards while my Dad was serving in WWII.

Nov 13, 2021 09:41 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Nina Hollander, Broker - This is such a worthy cause.  I have participated in the past.  My Marine son worked at Riverside National Cemetery. He is still part of the VA and works at Loma Linda VA Hospital.  Thanks for the update on this. 

Nov 13, 2021 09:52 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Nina,

What a nice timely reminder this is.  I also like the symbolism of it!  Happy Saturday.  A

Nov 13, 2021 10:18 AM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

This is an awesome program. My Grandfather is buried in a Vet cemetery in NY. I visited a couple of years ago. It is sad because many of these folks who died 50-70 years ago get very few visitors.

Nov 13, 2021 10:34 AM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Nina- thank you for reminding me of Wreaths Across America when we were in Florida. It was such a worthwhile way to spend our time. 

Nov 13, 2021 11:15 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Carol Williams hi Carol... well, you can always send in a contribution towards a wreath... it isn't but $15.

Nov 13, 2021 11:40 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® hi Sheri... it's a wonderful cause, if you ask me. And I'm sure it brings much comfort to the families who have loved ones buried in a military cemetery.

Nov 13, 2021 11:41 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Ron and Alexandra Seigel hi Alexandra... I know that by early December they will be putting out more calls for donations with a count of how many wreaths they are short. The goal each year is to have a wreath for each and every grave site.

Nov 13, 2021 11:42 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty hi Jeff... exactly! Wouldn't it be nice to know that your grandfather's grave had a wreath placed on it during the holidays even if you can't do it yourself? 

Nov 13, 2021 11:43 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Kathy Streib hi Kathy... I would think there's a military cemetery somewhere in the Houston area as well. But if not, a $15 contribution towards a wreath is not too much to ask of most people.

Nov 13, 2021 11:44 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Nina my wife and I have contributed to this in the past, and I plan to contribute again this year.

Nov 13, 2021 01:37 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

George Souto hi George... I remember your telling that in previous years as I post on this annually. I contribute, as well.

Nov 13, 2021 02:43 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

A little late to your touching Veterans post. Thank you Nina for the information on donating to Wreaths Across America. I plan to do this from now on. What a fantastic way to honor those who have bravely stepped up for our country!

Nov 13, 2021 04:43 PM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I love the look of those wreaths by the headstones.  I have always wondered why people would vandalize gravestones, what is to gain from that?

Nov 14, 2021 04:30 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! good morning, Wanda... I like to think of it as Veterans Week, not just Veterans Day. It's such a small amount to contribute but that small amount makes a huge impact.

Nov 14, 2021 04:33 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Brian England hi Brian... I'm afraid that's a question that probably has no answer.

Nov 14, 2021 04:34 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, this is such a good program, and hope many make a donation.

Nov 14, 2021 06:56 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Joan Cox hi Joan... sadly, last year donations for wreaths were about 300,000 less than the prior year... I'm sure it was pandemic-related and the fact that initially the Department of Defence cancelled the event. Trump over-ruled that cancellation. Hopefully, this year donations will go back to 2 million or more wreaths.

Nov 14, 2021 10:58 AM