[Wreaths Across America eNewsletter #150] This is what has been on our minds this week…

From the Wreaths Across America organization.


09/12/2017 WAA eNewsletter - Weekly
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This week we prayed for our neighbors on the islands and along our southern coasts. And yesterday we prayed for those we lost, and the families and friends left behind the tragic events of 9/11.

We remember people like this man, Rick Rescorla and the many co-workers who responded that terrible day, with kindness and selflessness.
Please take care of your neighbors out there. Someone is fighting a good fight. Someone is missing a loved one, away and serving, or having made the ultimate sacrifice.
In the coming months, many of our die hard volunteers – are going to need our help. They work tirelessly to honor all those who serve, in each of their local communities. Please make sure you sign up and invite a friend, to join you and volunteer at one of our many participating locations.
~ Karen Worcester and,
The Whole Wreaths Across America Team
You Can Donate or Sign Up To Volunteer Here
“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.”

This Week’s Trucking Tribute

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Wreaths Across America’s “Trucking Tributes” Present Perdue Transportation, Inc.

Perdue Farms has supported the Wreaths Across America mission for 11 years, and Tim’s been involved for the last six years since joining the Perdue team.
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WAA’s Listen and Watch

Six-String Soldiers

Six-String Soldiers

Six-String Soldiers would like to thank all of America’s heroes that keep us safe on this historic day, and every day. Listen in and enjoy the music.
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100 Reasons Why Kick-Off

Announcing 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.
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News From the WAA Blog

Wreaths Across America Honored by First Vietnam War Medal of...

Wreaths Across America Honored by First Vietnam War Medal of Honor Recipient

Like the balsam fir tree that holds his dog tag, Roger Donlon stands tall and quiet. Wreaths Across America had the honor of getting to know more about Roger recently and the medal he received.
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Days to Remember This Week

Sept 15th - POW-MIA Day

Sept 15th – POW-MIA Day

Concerned groups and individuals have altered the original POW/MIA Flag many times; the colors have been switched from black with white – to red, white and blue, -to white with black.
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Sept 18th - The Air Force Birthday

Sept 18th – The Air Force Birthday

The Air Force Birthday celebrates the U.S. Air Force through the ages, modern air-power, and birth of the Air Force. Read about Air Force milestones.
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This Week’s Social Media

N.J. Farm Makes POW/MIA Flag Corn Maze to Honor Veterans

N.J. Farm Makes POW/MIA Flag Corn Maze to Honor Veterans

A year in the making, a new Warren County corn maze is designed to honor prisoners of war, those missing in action and veterans at large.
Gold Star Families Help Launch National Tour of Photo Display

Gold Star Families Help Launch National Tour of Photo Display

At the edge of the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool, 40 “Tribute Towers” gave visitors to the nation’s capital a chance to connect with about 5,000 U.S. servicemembers.
This Airman Just Gave Her Military Dog a Second Chance at Life

This Airman Just Gave Her Military Dog a Second Chance at Life

After nearly a year apart, Air Force Staff Sgt. Amanda Cubbage and the military working dog she worked with in South Korea were reunited here August 8.
Last Surviving Doolittle Raider Turns 102

Last Surviving Doolittle Raider Turns 102

Richard Cole, the last surviving member of the daring Doolittle Raid, celebrated his 102nd birthday on Sept. 7.
This Civilian Navy is Deploying to Help Florida

This Civilian ‘Navy’ is Deploying to Help Florida

Louisiana’s famous Cajun Navy, the volunteer civilian group that helped rescue victims of Hurricane Harvey, wants to assist Florida after Hurricane Irma.

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)!

This Week’s Newsletter Is Sponsored By:

MISSION BBQ donates over $200k to Wreaths Across America

Did You Know That This Video Created By Jersey Mike’s Subs And Featuring Gold Star Mother Ruth Stonesifer Is One Of Our All-Time Most Watched

Back in 2011, Jersey Mike’s Subs created the following video to help tell the world about Wreaths Across America, from the perspective of then National President of the American Gold Star Mothers, Ruth Stonesifer. This one video has introduced thousands to the mission to Remember, Honor, and Teach.
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09/12/2017 WAA eNewsletter - Weekly
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