Wreaths Across America
Rating: 4.9 stars 102 reviews
Issues: Arts & Culture
Location: 4 Point Street PO Box 249 Columbia Falls ME 04623 USA
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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What an amazing organization! My family and I love following your stories all year long! God bless you and thank you for the work you do!
Wreaths Across America makes sure that every deceased veteran in a state or national cemetery is honored at the holidays across all 50 states. For family members that can't get to those graves or deceased veterans without living family - this is a tremendous gift. A gift of a grateful nation in honor of our guardians. I love Wreaths Across America.
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I've never been to one of the cemeteries. But I believe that even our veterans, especially our veterans, deserve to be recognized at Christmas. Just like Jesus, they gave the supreme sacrifice.
I discovered Wreaths Across America though the trucking industry. My boyfriend is a driver for Prime I saw their Support the troops trailers advertising WAA and checked it out last year I attended my first WAA ceremony and wreath laying I was humbled and honored to place 10 wreaths. This year I am supporting WAA with the purchase or a wreath and giving one as a gift to my Uncle a Veteran of Vietnam. This is a wonderful nonprofit that is deserving on more national attention! Thank you for what you do.
Wreaths Across America has and continues to do so much to increase awareness of veterans who have died for this country. People unite during the holiday season and volunteer time from their very busy schedules to make sure they are not forgotten.
My Grandfather was a captain in the Marines. He and my Grandmother died within months of each other and my Dad and his sisters were separated and grew up apart. granddad was buried at Arlington, but since my Dad was also a Marine, we really never had a chance to visit his grave. Inagine our joy to see a wreath on his grave last Christmas, given by a stranger to a man who died in 1933. I will donate this year and if possible, I will volunteer as well.
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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.
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.
My husband, several friends, and many individuals I served with are buried at ANC. WAA honors not only each of them, but all of the 200,000 plus buried there as well as those buried in national cemeteries across the US. It is an annual tribute to their memory and their service at a time of year focused on giving and sharing. I hope to participate this year.
My husband had just passed away and while visiting his grave during the Christmas holidays I was pleasantly surprise to see a beautiful wreath was pleased there. I intend on volunteering this year to place wreaths on the graves where I now live and I also am donating so that other vets may have a wreath placed on their resting places.
Wife of Sgt. D. Walker