More than 500,000 graves of fallen American service men and women, in all 50 states, will be decorated by Wreaths Across America this Saturday, December 13.
The mission of Wreaths Across America is to Remember, Honor, Teach. The organization also coordinates a week of events including international veteran’s tributes, ceremonies at State Houses and a week-long “Veteran’s Parade” between Maine and Virginia where they stop along the way to spread a message about the importance of remembering our fallen heroes, honoring those who serve, and teaching children about the sacrifices made by veterans and their families to preserve our freedoms.
This week of events is made possible by thousands of volunteers who organize local ceremonies, raise funds to sponsor wreaths, and participate in the events. The cost of the programs is paid by individual wreaths sponsors, corporate donors and volunteer truckers.
Those wishing to sponsor a wreath or help with wreath laying can find additional information at Wreaths Across America.