Published On: Tue, Jan 30th, 2018

Wreaths Across America Day

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Mary and I attended the Wreaths Across America ceremony at the Delaware Veterans Cemetery in Bear, Delaware. An excellent turn out despite the cold weather. It was something we have been planning to do and this year we made it. We are both looking forward to attending next year.

NATIONAL WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA DAY

Observed annually on the 3rd Saturday in December, National Wreaths Across America Day is a movement to cover all Veterans grave markers with a Christmas wreath.
Remember. Honor. Teach. This is the mission of Wreaths Across America.  

By coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies at
National Cemetery and other veterans cemeteries around the country Wreaths Across America strives to remember our fallen heroes, honor those who serve and teach our children about the sacrifices made by veterans and their families to preserve our freedoms.

OBSERVE
Volunteer or donate by visiting www.wreathsacrossamerica.org. Use #WreathsAcrossAmericaDay to post on social media.

HISTORY

In 1992 Morrill Worcester and his business Worcester Wreath Company of Harrington, Maine, had a surplus of wreaths toward the end of the holiday season. Years before as a young boy, Worcester had visited Arlington National Cemetery in our nation’s capital. The experience had reminded him through his life of the sacrifice some had made in order for others, including himself, to succeed and flourish.


Plans were made to lay the wreaths in honor of our Veterans at an older, less visited section of Arlington National Cemetery. Volunteers stepped forward to help deliver and place the wreaths.

In 2007, the Wreaths Across America non-profit group was founded. The event has expanded to all 50 states to lay wreaths at veterans cemeteries to remember our fallen heroes, honor those who serve and teach our children about the sacrifices made by veterans and their families.

Wreaths Across America wreaths will lay wreaths on the third Saturday in December.

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