🌲 [Wreaths Across America eNewsletter #149] It makes me proud to say, “I’m and American. Yes, I am!”

A newsletter from the Wreaths Across America organization.


09/05/2017 WAA eNewsletter - Weekly
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It is that time of year again. Students are heading back to school. Fall is right around the corner. Our thoughts and prayers are with all those along our southern coasts who have been impacted by the hurricanes, and by the wildfires out west.

 
Having had our own brush with fire on the land where the wreaths come from – we so appreciate all the volunteers who pitch in on a moment’s notice, and work long after others have gone home.
 
It is the spirit of America, exhibited each day by the men and women who wear the uniform, and are willing to put it all on the line for others.
 
It makes me proud to say, “I’m and American. Yes, I am!”
~ Karen Worcester and,
The Whole Wreaths Across America Team

This Week’s News From WAA

WAA "Military Musicians Showcase" Presents United States Air Force Band Jazz Ensemble Airmen of Note

WAA “Military Musicians Showcase” Presents United States Air Force Band Jazz Ensemble Airmen of Note

USAF Colonel Larry Lang Commander and Conductor of the United States Air Force Band hopes you enjoy this broadcast.”The quality of these recordings is a testament to the excellence demonstrated by our Airmen musicians, along with these special musical guests.”
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A Navy SEAL Remembered and Honored from Stem to Stone

A Navy SEAL Remembered and Honored from Stem to Stone

As Aaron Van Beek, Location Coordinator for Sioux Center, Iowa, placed Chris Kyle’s tag in Maine the announcement was made that the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation and Wreaths Across America have agreed to collaborate with the support of their respective programs.
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Wreaths Across Americas "Trucking Tributes" Presents Maverick Transportation, LLC

Wreaths Across America’s “Trucking Tributes” Presents Maverick Transportation, LLC

Maverick Transportation, LLC in Arkansas was started in 1980, and today Steve Williams, the son of a steel hauler owns the company.
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100 Reasons Why Campaign Kicks Off This Week

100 Reasons Why Campaign Kicks Off This Week

Live streaming at noon on Wednesday, we will be talking about WAA’s new regional format, including more support and resources for our locations and groups. We will also talk about the upcoming 100 Reasons Why campaign
Watch This Live Stream

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Important Dates This Week

United States Nicknamed Uncle Sam 

United States Nicknamed Uncle Sam 

On this day in 1813, the United States gets its nickname, Uncle Sam. The name is linked to Samuel Wilson, a meat packer from Troy, New York, who supplied barrels of beef to the United States Army during the War of 1812.
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Social Media Roundup

That Time a Guy Jumped Out of a Plane at 18,000 Feet With No Parachute

That Time a Guy Jumped Out of a Plane at 18,000 Feet With No Parachute

On the evening of March 24, 1944, a Royal Air Force airman jumped out of his damaged bomber without a parachute.
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Marines Pay Tribute to Veterans in Hospice

Marines Pay Tribute to Veterans in Hospice

It’s been six years since 1st Lt. Kimberly Colby, a Marine stationed at Camp Pendleton, made her first visit to a dying veteran as part of the Honor Salute program.
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Lost Purple Hearts Returned to Families of Dead Soldiers

Lost Purple Hearts Returned to Families of Dead Soldiers

The families of seven dead US servicemen gathered on Purple Heart day to receive lost awards their loved ones had earned across four wars.
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Mark Your Calendars – Invite Your Friends

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We would love to hear from you on any of these channels:

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Do you know of a patriotic story for or about our veterans, that we should be sharing? We would love to hear it!

You can submit the basic details here, and we will follow up with you.
Note: Have you ever had a conversation with a “reporter-bot?” We set this up to collect stories 24/7 or whenever it is convenient for you, and then the WAA Social Media Team can join the conversation. We look forward to hearing from you!

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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)!

“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.”
You Can Donate or Sign Up To Volunteer Here

This Week’s Newsletter Is Sponsored By:

MISSION BBQ donates over $200k to Wreaths Across America

MISSION BBQ donates over $200k to Wreaths Across America

MISSION BBQ presented a $228,000 donation to Wreaths Across America (WAA) on Monday, to help fund the non-profit’s efforts to honor fallen veterans. The funds, raised…
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09/05/2017 WAA eNewsletter - Weekly
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About Michael Barbour

Michael K. Barbour is Associate Professor of Instructional Design for the College of Education and Health Sciences at Touro University California. He has been involved with K-12 online learning in a variety of countries for well over a decade as a researcher, teacher, course designer and administrator. Michael's research focuses on the effective design, delivery and support of K-12 online learning, particularly for students located in rural jurisdictions.
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