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What is Wreaths Across America
Wreaths Across America is probably my favorite organized volunteer event. The patriotism mixed with the gratitude for our veterans is unparalleled. It’s a series of coordinated wreath laying ceremonies at more than 1400 cemeteries in the United States. The ceremonies occur in all 50 states as well as overseas. This year National Wreaths Across America Day is December 15, 2018.
Who’s Eligible to Receive a Wreath
Any veteran in a US conflict is eligible to receive a wreath, from the Revolutionary War to present day.
How Can You Participate in Wreaths Across America
Wreaths Across America is a work of volunteer effort. It simply wouldn’t work without them. There are so many ways that you can volunteer, some more involved than others.
- Place wreaths on wreath day
- Coordinate a new location
- Lead a fundraising group
- Corporate donation
- Donate trucking service
- Sponsor a wreath
Sponsoring a wreath is by far the easiest way to support the cause. For just $15 dollars you can have a wreath placed on the grave of one of our veterans.
Wreaths Across America is so Much More Than Wreaths
Throughout the year, thousands of civic, religious, scout, and school groups fundraise for Wreaths Across America. This fundraising helps guarantee that there are enough wreaths to lay come the December event. Even better, a portion of the funds raised goes back to the groups to help them with their individual missions.
The organization is committed to teaching younger generations the value of their freedoms and the importance of honoring those that have served. They’ve created an entire curriculum to teach these ideas to children.
How You Can Teach these Ideals at Home
The Wreaths Across America organization has even created several downloadable tools for you to teach your children the importance of personal freedoms and our veterans. There are coloring pages and books as well as an entire curriculum geared towards middle school aged kids.
I sincerely hope you consider sponsoring a wreath this year. It’s such a small financial commitment that makes such a large impact!
Do you have a veteran in your family that you would like to sponsor a wreath in honor of?