HONOR AMERICA'S FALLEN HEROES AND LIVE UP TO THEIR LEGACY THIS HOLIDAY SEASON
DONATE A WREATH FOR WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA DAY
“A person dies twice: once when they take their final breath, and later, the last time their name is spoken.”
December 16, 2023 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 16th at Arlington National Cemetery and at over 4,000 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. Each time a wreath is laid the name of the fallen is said.
"The legacy of heroes — the memory of a great name, and the inheritance of a great example."
... Benjamin Disraeli
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 2023 theme for Wreaths Across America is "Serve and Succeed." Please think about finding it in your heart to serve as well as to support this cause by volunteering and or donating.
Video: What Is Wreaths Across America
This amazing organization had its start 30 years ago with a trailer-load of wreaths, decorated by volunteers and laid at the graves of fallen soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery. In 2022, alone:
- 2.7 million wreaths were placed across the country.
- 2+ million volunteers participated at 3,702 locations nationwide.
- More than one-third of the volunteers were children
- 68 tractor trailers delivered 257,000+ wreaths to Arlington Cemetery that were placed by nearly 28,000 volunteers
- 644 loads of wreaths were delivered across America by hundreds of professional truck drivers driving donated equipment and fuel from some 296 transportation partners.
“Without memory, there is no culture. Without memory, there would be no civilization, no society, no future."
... Elie Wiesel
The mission of Wreaths Across America is to:
REMEMBER the fallen;
HONOR those who serve;
TEACH our children the value of freedom.
"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
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