Wreaths Across America
Rating: 4.87 stars 103 103 reviews
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4 Point Street PO Box 249 Columbia Falls ME 04623 USA
To Remember, Honor, & Teach about the service and sacrifices made by our veterans to protect the freedoms we enjoy each and every day.
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
the annual wreath-laying program at over 1000+ participating locations nationwide.
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The message and imagery from WAA is incredible, but the backstory concerns me...http://www.moneytalksnews.com/should-you-donate-wreaths-across-america-lesson-charitable-giving/
one of the very best non-profits is Wreaths Across America. If you have ever witnessed or rode in the parade to washington you have no doubt been very emotional. what a better way to remember our service men who have died for our country.It teaches all along the way to children what this is all about.Join the parade this year and you will be so glad you did.
Been contributing for 2 years ever since I found them on Facebook. Teaching others, especially children to remember and honor the sacrifices of our veterans is our responsibility as recipients of the fruits of their sacrifices.
My husband and I first heard about WAA in 2012 and decided to participate at Arlington Cemetery. It was truly an amazing experience. Neither words nor pictures can truly capture the scene of the trucks coming across Memorial Bridge being escorted by both law enforcement and the Patriot Guard riders. Laying wreaths to honor those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice to protect our freedom was humbling. Last year, we not only participated, but also sponsored wreaths. This year, we plan to do it again and have invited our friends to join us.
I was always moved by the pictures at Arlington National Cemetery at Christmas time and all the beautiful wreaths. When I learned it was only possible because of donations, I did so immediately. It was only after that I realized what a huge difference they make on a daily basis. As a wife and mother of AF personnel, it is an honor to donate to such an awesome organization.
I am happy to donate to Wreaths Across America each year! The ceremony's they put on are heartfelt and very welcomed as a Gold Star Family.
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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.
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!!
Wreaths Across America is such a wonderful organization to go through the cemeteries and place wreaths at Christmas time on the graves remembering our brave soldiers. Last year when I donated I requested if a volunteer could snap a picture of my grandparents grave with the wreath. My grandfather and grandmother I grew up with are buried in Arlington National Cemetery. They were my parents since I was 18 months old. I would be grateful since I do not live nearby anymore. Not too long before Christmas I received the best gift ever - a picture. What a wonderful surprise as I had forgotten about my request. To this day when I think of my grandparents I choke up. Now I have such a pleasant, peaceful remembrance.
Wreaths Across American is such a great organization - they touch the lives and hearts of may - as well as the souls of Angels.
This is our 2nd year donating to this worthy organization . We saw a story in the Ysnkee Magazine and decided to investigate. We were so please to read about them and all the good they do. This year we are going to our local cemetery to participate in the wreath laying. Thank you Wreaths Across America for all you do for our Veterans. God Bless... I have relatives that served and are buried in the Rhode Island Verterans Cemetery..