2010 will mark the 19th anniversary of Worcester Wreath Company donating Maine wreaths to adorn the headstones of our Nation’s veterans at Arlington National Cemetery. In addition to 15,000 wreaths destined for Virginia, Worcester Wreath will again donate 7 ceremonial wreaths to over 410 State, National and local cemeteries across the Country. In 2009 wreath-laying ceremonies were coordinated in 24 foreign cemeteries and aboard Naval ships in all Seven Seas, this tradition continues into 2010.
In response to the many voices who wanted to share in the project, the non-profit Wreaths Across America organization was formed (EIN: 20-8362270) to expand the program by offering supporters the opportunity to sponsor a wreath. Our goal is to one day see every veterans grave in the country covered to honor every veteran during the holidays. In 2008 we expanded once again to give even more organizations the chance to help bring our goal to fruition by providing the opportunity to fund raise for their organizations needs along with helping Wreaths Across America gather sponsorships for wreaths.
Sponsorships are $15 each. Proceeds place a wreath at one of the participating cemeteries, help support our fundraising partners, educational and veterans services outreach. Please note that all sponsorships are sent directly to the location and no wreaths are sent to the individuals purchasing sponsorships.
There is no stipulation for participation in these activities. We welcome all to join us at Wreaths Across America as the organization was formed to promote and coordinate sponsorship of wreaths for the other national, state and local cemeteries that have shown a desire to emulate the Arlington wreath-laying event. If you would like to participate or help bring sponsored wreaths to your local community, please contact us and we will help connect you with other groups already working in your area.
Schedule of Events
Sunday, December 5th, 2010
Start of World’s Longest Veterans Parade from Maine to participating locations all across the Country
Monday, December 6th
State House wreath-laying ceremonies in all 50 States and Puerto Rico
Saturday December 11th, 12:00 noon (EST)
Simultaneous wreath laying ceremonies at over 350 locations all across the World.
For more information visit www.WreathsAcrossAmerica.org, or call 877-385-9504.
You can also email Marcy@wreathsacrossamerica.org, Amy@firstname.lastname@example.org or Wayne@wreathsacrossamerica.org
I ran across this program while researching Arlington at Christmas...
there is still time...
$15 a wreath or to attend an event near you...
Please check out their website...
OR YOU CAN FIND A LOCAL GRAVE THAT IS NO LONGER DECORATED AND LAY A WREATH THERE IN MEMORY OF ALL WHO HAVE GIVEN THEIR ALL.
WE SHOULD ALL BE ON OUR KNEES IF WE HAVE NOT BEEN ASKED TO SACRIFICE...
For Austin and his family...