[Wreaths Across America eNewsletter #151] What a difference a day makes…

From the Wreaths Across America organization.

09/19/2017 WAA eNewsletter - Weekly
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What a difference a day can make…

That is the tagline we at WAA HQ talk about with our groups and locations, as they work hard in communities all across this great nation, with single minded effort to pursue the WAA mission to Remember, Honor, and Teach.
But that phrase, “what a difference a day makes…” was born out of seeing the impact that a single day, a moment in time, or even the impact one person can make in the life of another human being.
In just one moment, a life can be shattered, with the news of a loved one lost in a faraway land. This week, watching the PBS special The Vietnam War has brought back many memories, for me and the generations of families impacted when our men and women march off to war.
My challenge to you, is to think about where you could make one small difference, in the life of another. Choose a local veteran – they certainly deserve our upmost respect. However you decide to take action, know that in one day, in one moment, and being just one person… you can make a difference, and more than you might ever know.
~ Karen Worcester (Executive Director)
& The Wreaths Across America Team

This Week’s News From WAA


100 Reasons Why We Remember, Honor, and Teach.

Luann started her volunteer efforts with Wreaths Across America in 2015 after hearing about it from a friend who was participating with her DAR.
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A Navy SEAL Remembered and Honored from Stem to Stone

How To Become a Location Coordinator

Interested in helping grow the WAA mission by adding a participating location and acting as the Volunteer Location Coordinator? Follow the link below for more information!
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Wreaths Across Americas

Sgt Reckless – Korean War Horse Hero

The story of Sgt Reckless, a horse so heroic during the Korean war she was promoted to Staff Sergeant by the Commandant of the US Marine Corps. -Many thanks to Dwight and Vivian Patten who recently visited the WAA museum, and brought this story to our attention.
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100 Reasons Why Campaign Kicks Off This Week

A Navy SEAL Remembered and Honored 

WAA exists to remember our fallen military heroes, honor those who currently serve and teach younger generations the value of freedom. As thousands of volunteers across the country join the mission, families still grieve the loss of loved ones who served and worry for those currently deployed.
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WAA Announces A New Partnership

Wreaths Across Americas

Wreaths Across America’s “Trucking Tributes” Present NFI

As the organization increases its capacity to honor more veterans and their families, “Trucking Tributes” is pleased to announce Wreaths Across America’s new partnership with NFI, a leading supply chain solutions provider out of Cherry Hill, NJ.
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#CountdownToWreathDay Series Highlights Miramar National Cemetery

As part of our Countdown To Wreath Day and 100 Reasons Why We Remember, Honor, and Teach, last week we shared this interview with Location Coordinator and Gold Star Mom Brenda Kaesler from Miramar National Cemetery.
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Dates This Week To Remember

GOLD STAR MOTHERS DAY - Last Sunday in September

September 24th – Gold Star Mother’s Day

National Gold Star Mother’s Day, also known as National Gold Star Mother’s and Family’s Day, is observed annually on the last Sunday in September.
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Social Media Roundup

WWII veterans remains, unidentified for 74 years, return home

Army Special Operations Soldiers Injured In Explosion 

A U.S. Army Special Forces soldier was killed and seven other service members were injured during a training exercise on Thursday at the U.S. Army base at Fort Bragg.
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This is the only Seabee to receive the Medal of Honor

WWII Veteran’s Remains, Unidentified for 74 Years

The skies above DFW Airport are full of people headed home. But one particular airport homecoming Thursday was different.
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This is the Only Seabee to Receive the Medal of Honor

This is the Only Seabee to Receive the Medal of Honor

In their 75 years building, fighting and serving on every continent – even Antarctica – only one Navy Seabee has been bestowed with the Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest award for valor.
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Mark Your Calendars – Invite Your Friends


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

American Military University | Supporting The Wreaths Across America Experience At Arlington And Multiple Locations Nationwide

Join members of the American Military University community on Wreaths Across America Day, December 17, 2016, as we remember those who have given their lives, honor those who serve, and teach younger generations about the value of their freedoms. To learn more visit: http://www.apus.edu/wreaths
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09/19/2017 WAA eNewsletter - Weekly
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