Remember the fallen. Honor those who served. Teach the next generation the value of freedom. Three tenants of Wreaths Across America help support the main mission of the organization to ensure that no one is forgotten. Volunteers work year-round to share this mission and to inspire others to join. WAA coordinates wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery, veterans’ cemeteries, and other locations in all 50 states and beyond.
This year on December 16, volunteers will gather across the country to lay remembrance wreaths on the graves of our fallen heroes. With each wreath placement, the name of the veteran is said aloud, often with a message of thanks and gratitude for their service and sacrifice.
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- In 1992, the first wreaths — 5,000 in total — were donated and a tradition started by Maine’s Worcester Wreath Co.
- Since 2008, Congress annually proclaims a Saturday in December as National Wreaths Across America Day.
- In 2022, 2.7 million wreaths were placed at more than 3,700 locations nationwide and abroad. Two million volunteers participated to help make this happen.