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

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Original content by Nina Hollander, Broker 179530




“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




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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Posted by

Roy Kelley, Retired, Former Associate Broker, RE/MAX Realty Group

Gaithersburg, Maryland  

Comments (8)

Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning again, Roy... thanks ever so much for the re-blog. I'm a big supporter of Wreaths Across America and always hope for more participation with each year. Your re-blog certainly helps to spread the word.

Dec 08, 2023 03:37 AM
Sham Reddy CRS
Howard Hanna RE Services, Dayton, OH - Dayton, OH

Thanks for sharing and re-sharing Nina and Roy!!! Absolute least we can do to honor them!!!

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

... Unknown

Dec 08, 2023 03:41 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Please be sure to leave comments at the original blog post.

Dec 08, 2023 04:41 AM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

A blog well worthy of additional exposures as it's for a good cause.

Dec 08, 2023 06:39 AM
Jerry Newman
Brown Realty, 210-789-4216, - San Antonio, TX
Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation

Roy, I have supported this cause in the past, and I am glad to see Nine post this article for supporting these fallen heroes. 

Dec 08, 2023 07:20 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much for your comments. Your feedback is always welcome.

Dec 08, 2023 09:12 AM