Wreaths Across America

Rating: 4.89 stars   88 reviews

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Location: 4 Point Street PO Box 249 Columbia Falls ME 04623 USA

Mission: To Remember, Honor, & Teach about the service and sacrifices made by our veterans to protect the freedoms we enjoy each and every day.
Target demographics: remember, honor, and teach about the service and sacrifice of our veterans
Direct beneficiaries per year: placement of over 543,000 wreaths in 2013
Geographic areas served: all 50 states
Programs: the annual wreath-laying program at over 1000+ participating locations nationwide.
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Rating: 5 stars  

As a Vietnam veteran I appreciate Wreaths Across America for their efforts to honor veterans of all wars. Over and over again they give the message of "Welcome home" to those who did not get a warm welcome when they came home.

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This organization is awesome! As a Gold Star wife it is touching to know that such an organization exists that honors our fallen heroes. The Wreaths Across America program truly pays tribute to this country's greatest gift; our veterans.

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I found out about Wreaths Across America through a friend's post on Facebook. I immediately wanted to donate to this organization by having wreaths placed on veterans' graves. In one case, I had a wreath placed to honor my son who is in the US Navy. In another case, I arranged for a wreath to be placed at Calverton National Cemetery on the grave of a friend who had passed away. Donated again for another wreath to be placed on the grave of a veteran I did not know. By supporting this organization's Mission: To Remember, Honor & Teach, we are able, in our own small way, to show our respect for our fallen heroes who served in the United States military. It is my honor to do so through Wreaths Across America.

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Rating: 5 stars  

We have been participating in the annual laying of the wreaths since 2005 after the death of our mother. A military wife during our father's 32 years of Naval service, she rests in the Columbarium at Arlington. Our father will be joining her there in a few month's time.

Over the course of these years, we have seen this effort grow from a grass roots volunteer contingent to an army of dedicated folks - who count this day, as we do, as one of the most important and special days of the Holiday season. The monumental effort on behalf of the Wreaths Across America organization - collecting donations, constructing the wreaths, coordinating their destinations, and handling the incredible logistics - is mind boggling, but never fails to come off with precision.

Their efforts to teach and honor and remember are so very important. Indeed, my husband's Boy Scout troop makes the journey from NJ every December to participate, just one of many Scout troops, Civil Air Patrol contingents, Future Farmers of America, groups of all sorts - all there to make a difference. There is a group of friends and family that also accompanies us, and once they've participated, they earmark the next WAA Day to come again.

The poignant yet heartwarming moments abound. People of all ages - young, old, widowed, married with small children, groups of all sorts, Veterans, families of the fallen . . . the list goes on and on of those who take part in this day. To lay a wreath at the headstone of a hero - and to remember their sacrifice and honor them in this way - and sometimes to see the face of a grateful grieving friend or relative - just cannot be described.

It is our honor to participate each year, to support Wreaths Across America, to spread their story and share their mission.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am in the Civil Air Patrol - Green River Composite Squadron, in Auburn, Washington.

I participated in WAA for the first time last year. I am thankful for the opportunity to participate in such a meaningful tribute and ceremony at Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent. This year, we have invited our senior members and cadets, as well as various service members, city officials, and members of the public to stand with us. We all look forward to supporting Wreaths Across America again this year! https://www.facebook.com/GRCSCAP

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am a 100% disabled veteran and a member of the Civil Air Patrol. I learned about WAA in the CAP and last year I was invited to join the convoy to Arlington. One of the best things I have ever done and am doing it again this year. Karen and Morrill are two of the most wonderful people in the world.

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Rating: 5 stars  

This is such a wonderful organization. We have participated with our Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts in Canton Georgia for several years. It is such a good event to involve young people and grow an appreciation for all who serve. Remember Honor Teach!

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I first heard about this wonderful organization from a friend through social media and was immediately drawn to such a worthwhile cause. I participated in laying wreaths at Arlington for my first time last year and will bring along family and friends this year. The emotions I felt were indescribable, and am happy to participate again this year.

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Rating: 5 stars  

When I was a teacher, i always shared the story of how the WAA started. a single man with a simple wish to help others, such a wonderful story. I love how it has grown and how Veterans all across our land can have a beautiful wreath to decorate their grave. Such a simple gesture for those who gave so much. I want our younger generation to know about WAA and to honor the Veterans of our country! i am humbled to do a small partto help!!

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Rating: 5 stars  

I live in England and I think the WWA is a great organisation. To lay wreaths on every single grave is a giant task and people queue up to be a Volunteer. Since 2012 I have paid for a wreath for a friend's son. He is buried in Arlington , one year I asked the organiser to place it on his grave .He even sent me a photograph. This year I will pay for two wreath's as another friend's son is buried in the same section. Wreaths across America are even trying to teach the young , to Remember, Honor and Respect the heroes buried in each cemetery . I feel it is a honor to help them each year.

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