[Wreaths Across America eNewsletter #136] Remembering The Longest Day…

From the Wreaths Across America organization…


06/06/2017 WAA eNewsletter - Weekly
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Remembering The Longest Day:

News | D-Day | June 6, 1944 | The United States Army

An In-Depth Look at D-Day

On June 6, 1944, more than 160,000 Allied troops landed along a 50-mile stretch of heavily-fortified French coastline, to fight Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy.
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You might also be interested to see this collection of photos, of what it was like for the folks back on when they learned the invasion was underway, or this collection of rare D-Day images from the archives at the National WWII Museum in New Orleans.

News From This Past Week:

You Can Join in the Remembrance and Tribute to Liberation...

The Liberation Sculpture Symbolizes Compassion And Hope For Future Generations

June 4, 2017, Wreaths Across America joined the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of New Jersey and Holocaust survivor Luna Kaufman in paying tribute to sculptor Nathan (Natan) Rapoport recognizing the thirtieth anniversary of his death.
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Wednesday Webinars:

Thoughts on Memorial Day Weekend, with WAA Leaders

Thoughts on Memorial Day Weekend, with WAA Leaders

Last week we talked with WAA Chairman Wayne Hanson, and WAA Executive Dir Karen Worcester about their thoughts on Memorial Day.
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Next Webinar: Unique Ideas From Our Volunteers

Next Webinar: Unique Ideas From Our Volunteers

Voices of our Volunteers: Unique ideas from our fundraising and location groups, including this flag idea from Aaron Van Beek of Sioux Center WAA, Iowa.
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This Week in Social Media:

89-year-old WWII Veteran Accomplishes Lifelong Goal and Graduates

89-year-old WWII Veteran Accomplishes Lifelong Goal and Graduates

A dream came true this Memorial Day weekend for a World War II veteran in Michigan. 89-year-old Milton Mockerman received his high school diploma.
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A D-Day Memorial Welcomes Honor Flight Veterans

A D-Day Memorial Welcomes Honor Flight Veterans

94-year-old World War II veteran Julian Hodges has visited the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. twice. This past weekend was his third trip to the site.
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Florida Man Spends His One Day Off Cleaning Veterans Tombstones

Remembering the Battle of Midway.

In December, the United States observed the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor, which brought America into World War II. In the coming months, we will remember battles great and small.
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Oldest Living World War II Veteran Turns 104

Oldest Living World War II Veteran Turns 104

World War II Veteran, Nick Westendorf celebrated his 104th birthday with family and friends on Saturday. Westendorf was a mechanic for the U.S. Navy.
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Download The 2017 WAA Fact Sheet:

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Want To Share More About Wreaths Across America?

Each year we produce a one page fact sheet about the organization, to help answer questions about who we are, and why we pursue the mission to remember, honor, and teach. You can download your copy of the fact sheet here.
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Don’t Forget To Invite Your Friends:

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Join us on December 16th (the 3rd Saturday in December), 2017 for National Wreaths Across America Day. Use this map to find a location and sign up to volunteer. Can’t find a location near you? You can start one (adding new locations for 2017)!
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“Remember this…. In truth a person dies twice, once when he stops breathing, and a second time when somebody mentions his or her name for the last time. Join us in December when over one million volunteers nationwide, will say the names of a million fallen out loud, to make sure they will never be forgotten.”

If These Walls Could Talk | Stories Of Service Video Series By Mission BBQ

If These Walls Could Talk | Stories Of Service Video Series By Mission BBQ

You might have eaten at Mission BBQ location, and seen how the whole establishment comes to a halt at noon time each – for the playing of the National Anthem. Did you also know about Mission BBQ’s effort so honor veterans at Arlington National Cemetery by sponsoring wreaths for Section 59, and support of many other participating locations near their base of operations. We think you will especially like this video about WAA, created for their Stories of Service – called “If these walls could talk” – thanks to the whole team at Mission BBQ for all your support!
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