Wreaths Across America 2023: Honor America's Bravest Who Have Fallen

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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.”

... Unknown

 

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.

 

Wreaths Across America 2023 Serve & Succeed

 

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.

 

Learn more about the Wreaths Across America organization here.

 

 

 

"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 16TH 

 

This reminder about Wreaths Across America Day 2023 is provided by Nina Hollander with Coldwell Banker Realty, Greater Charlotte residential real estate expert. I've been opening doors for Veteran home buyers and sellers across the Charlotte Region for 25 years.

 

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Comments (26)

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

Hello Nina, I guess I did not know this December date for this event.  I will see what I can do to help out.

 

Dec 02, 2023 08:51 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 hi Sheila... what a lovely thing to have done. Wishing you a good rest of the weekend.

Dec 02, 2023 10:38 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty I agree, Jeff. Anyone who is not moved by that sight has no heart as far as I'm concerned.

Dec 02, 2023 10:38 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Dorie Dillard Austin TX hi Dorie... I know you'd never forget Geno's grave site.... so many are abandoned with no one to care for them. It's so sad to see.

Dec 02, 2023 10:40 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Doug Dawes hi Doug... that's an amazing amount of participation. Does my heart good to know that there are people like you and towns like yours that keep up this tradition.

Dec 02, 2023 10:41 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Will Hamm hi Will... this event is always the third Saturday of December. The preparations for this event take much of the year ahead of the event.

Dec 02, 2023 10:42 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 / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

Hi Nina,
I remember you mentioning this cause in the past. Thanks for the reminder. Thanks for the reminder and the link. I can certainly sponsor a wreath.

Dec 02, 2023 10:52 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Nina- I'm glad you posted about this. Larry and I have purchased wreaths in the past to honor the son of one of the members here. When we were in FL, we helped ready the wreaths for placement the following day. We will never forget that. 

Dec 02, 2023 11:20 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Carol Williams hi Carol... I do a post on Wreaths Across America each year. For some reason there's not a lot of talk about it and I like to get the word out.

Dec 02, 2023 12:02 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Kathy Streib hi Kathy... I know that if I still lived in DC I'd be helping out at Arlington Cemetery.

Dec 02, 2023 12:03 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Nina we participate locally.  This is a great way to honor our deceased Veterans.

Dec 02, 2023 01:53 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

George Souto hi George... this is a great way to honor our deceased veterans. The people who organize this are doing God's work.

Dec 02, 2023 02:11 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Nina Hollander, Broker  loved your post and so glad you wrote this.... I am grateful I did  not get killed serving this great nation and I agree we need to support those who did, Endre

Dec 02, 2023 10:01 PM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

The wreaths look really nice.  There certainly are a lot that have fallen from fighting in wars.

Dec 03, 2023 04:02 AM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Excellent post about Wreaths across America. Thank  you for sharing!

Dec 03, 2023 05:39 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Endre Barath, Jr. good morning, Endre. I think this is such an important initiative to remember those who served that I do a post on it every December.

Dec 03, 2023 06:38 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Brian England good morning, Brian... the nice thing about this initiative is that wreaths go on the graves of all who served and are buried in a military cemetery, whether they died in battle or not.

Dec 03, 2023 06:39 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Kat Palmiotti good morning, Kat... I consider this one of the best things that happen during the holiday season. 

Dec 03, 2023 06:41 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Nina, 

Thank you for the reminder.  This is a very worthy cause and the families that visit their loved ones during this special season will enjoy knowing that others care as well.  

Dec 03, 2023 05:39 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® hi Sheri... for some reason this is  something that many people are not aware of. I consider it my "duty" to remind people each year.

Dec 04, 2023 04:35 AM