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Review for Wreaths Across America, Columbia Falls, ME, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Wreaths Across America's most visible effort is the huge national remembrance day in December, when over 700 locations in 50 states and beyond have SIMULTANEOUS wreath laying ceremonies. Think about that. During the busy holiday season, thousands of people are collectively pausing to reflect and be grateful for those willing the make the ultimate sacrifice. But this organization also works all year to encourage people to be audacious in their appreciation of our service men and women, their families and veterans. They reach into schools to encourage them to start conversations across generations as local veterans can make history come alive, and help youg people appreciate how precious freedom is. I have come to know this organization by assisting the family with its start-up. The organization was created in response to the flood of people who wanted to help the family in their personal mission to donate wreaths to Arlington every year. I am continually impressed with this family, and the people they have brought into the organzaition, for thier fierce devotion to this effort, for their visible respect for family members who continue on after they lose thier loved ones, and for the way they cherish each and every story they hear about heroism, loss and honoring memories.

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