I started donating Wreaths several years ago. Volunteered with my Son and Sister at Arlington National December 2010 in the freezing cold! Placed wreaths on my Father, Father-in-Law, Mother-in-law's graves! Very Rewarding. Since moving to Florida, 2011 I volunteer at Sarasota National Cemetary! Such a lovely place! My neighbor buried next to the Pavillion! Take my friends and family to make a day of it!
I have been donating a wreath for Arlington National Cemetery for several years. Now that I've moved to Florida, my wreath will go to Sarasota National Cemetery. I have placed many a wreath at Arlington, my first year at Sarasota was last year, plan on being there again this year. I now work at DT Jacobson Va Nursing Home and I'm trying to get my Vets involved. Hope & Pray all goes well, to take some of the Vets to the Patriot Plaza for the Laying of the Wreaths! Much Warmer here!
Heard about this organization through my father, a Navy Veteran.
Every December we would go to South Florida National Cemetery and lay wreaths, and visit friends interred there. It is such a powerful and beautiful tribute to thank the Veterans for their service.
This past December I placed a wreath at my father's grave. And have plans every December to do so.
I learned about Wreaths Across America before my husband died. My goal was to become a volunteer for WAA. My husband died 5/29/14 & was laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetary. my goal was met in December 2014. I will be at Arlington every December to volunteer for WAA and honor those resting in those hallowed grounds.
Once I became aware of Wreaths Across America, I was awe struck discovering who, and how, it began. The Worcester's of Maine had been making Christmas wreaths for years and in 1999 (I believe) had a surplus and made the decision to donate these surplus wreaths to Arlington Cemetery. No fanfare, no screaming for the media to show their deed...just good heartfelt respect for the deceased military.
My first volunteer trip to help lay the Christmas Wreaths was 2004, a year after my second beloved, LTC Ret. George J Young, was laid to rest in Arlington. I moved to the west shortly afterwards then returned to Virginia in 2006...I try to make the annual volunteer trip to help lay the Christmas Wreaths, health problems do interfere at times!
The Wreaths Across America manner of laying these wreaths at each headstone encourages all volunteers to respectfully say the name of that veteran.
The growth of volunteers visiting the military cemeteries around the country speaks volumes for the Wreaths Across America organization. They show Americans what Remembrance, Respect and Honor stands for.
Remember, Honor and Teach... We support Wreaths Across America!
We purchase the Patriot Pair for numerous family members every Christmas. A beautiful, fragrant wreath arrives at their home along with a card that mentions a wreath has been placed at a veterans cemetery on their behalf.
We actively participate in placing the wreaths at the Beaufort National Cemetery with our children. We are a USMC family and very much appreciate the hard work and commitment by those at Wreaths Across America to our veterans.
A great organization, a great family and story behind it all. There is nothing better than honoring our nation's fallen heroes.
Wreaths Across America is an AMAZING organization! As a military mom it warms my heart to know that they work so hard to recognize our fallen long after their immediate family has gone on. I have donated to them and would love to help volunteer in the future. I am a blue star mom and am very BLESSED to still have my son. Thank you WAA for all your love and sacrifice to our FALLEN!
I have donated to Wreaths Across America for the past several years and the experience was very rewarding. The staff was very helpful.
Wreaths Across America is an amazing organization! The staff are always helpful and super friendly no matter what the question is. I have personally had the pleasure of meeting them face to face and everyone is on board 100% with the mission to Remember, Honor, Teach. Keep up the Great Work!!! :)
LOVE!!! This organization is amazing. To see our lost soldiers graves with beautiful wreaths at Christmastime honors them in a fantastic way. My kids have participated for several years at Arlington.