[Wreaths Across America eNewsletter #150] Voices of our volunteers…

From the Wreaths Across America organization.

Copy of 06/20/2017 WAA eNewsletter - Weekly

Voices Of Our Volunteers

This week we saw with pride that WAA volunteer and veteran of three wars (WWII, Korea, and Vietnam) Carmine Pecorelli is being honored by his Alma Mater, The Citadel.

Some readers may recognize Carmine for his amazing story (video), and ability to connect with the younger generations of Wreaths Across America supporters.
It reminded me how fortunate we are to have such hard working, dedicated volunteers all across the Nation, focused on this mission to Remember, Honor, and Teach.
Have you signed up as a volunteer to participate this December? It is a great way to get updates and event details for your local community. You can see a map (search by your town or zip code) of our 1300+ participating locations to sign up near you – and let others know you are on the mission too!
~ Karen Worcester – Executive Director
& The Wreaths Across America Team
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Trucking Tributes:

Wreaths Across Americas

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

“It’s heart-wrenching to see that and participate in that, Rick shares. “To see all the mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, aunts, and uncles waiting there to have a wreath to place on their family member’s headstone, there are just no words for it, none.”
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100 Reasons Why:

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

100 Reasons Why We Remember, Honor, and Teach; Countdown to Wreath Day 2017 With American Gold Star Mothers

“My story is a little different because my son Justin was killed in a non-combat related friendly fire incident,” Sue explains. ” It was an accident.
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Wednesday Webinars:

Wreaths Across America - Official Page

WAA Wednesday Webinar – #CountdownToWreathDay

CountDownToWreathDay Interview with WAA’s Karen Worcester and Tobin Slaven.
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This Week in Social Media:

This is How Some Veterans Reacted During the Las Vegas Shooting

This is How Some Veterans Reacted During the Las Vegas Shooting

When a gunman opened fire on a country music festival in Las Vegas, many veterans rose to the call to render aid to the victims.
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Korean War POW Earns Medal of Honor for Saving His Unit

A Group of Sailors and Soldiers are Going to Play Baseball Like it’s WW1

Sailors and soldiers will don flannel uniforms and play baseball by century-old rules to recreate the US Army versus Navy games from World War I.
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We would love to hear from you on any of these channels:

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Florida Man Spends His One Day Off Cleaning Veterans Tombstones

80 WWII and Korea Veterans Experience D.C. For Honor Flight

Several local veterans took part in an “honor flight” Saturday to Washington D.C. to take in war memorials and monuments representing United States military experience.
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World War II survivor, 84, finally receives high school diploma

This Group Believes in the Power of Pups to Treat Vets’ Invisible Wounds

The idea of using a service dog for psychiatric or emotional reasons is relatively new. That’s all changing thanks to a demand for more alternative treatments to address PTSD.
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Did You Know? In 1968, North Korea Captured A U.S. War Ship And Tortured The 82 Sailors On Board

Did You Know? In 1968, North Korea Captured A U.S. War Ship And Tortured The 82 Sailors On Board

The USS Pueblo is still being held in Pyongyang By the time White House aides woke President Lyndon B. Johnson in the middle of the night on January 23, 1968, it was already too…
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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!

Mark Your Calendars:


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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.”

This Week’s Newsletter Is Sponsored By:

CBS Radio & The FreshFM Team

Mission Accomplished: Fresh Family Volunteers on Wreaths Across America Day at Arlington

Mission Accomplished: Fresh Family Volunteers on Wreaths Across America Day at Arlington

An icy, cold and rainy Saturday morning quickly thawed with the warmth of the Fresh Family members who showed up in full force for Wreaths Across America. At Tommy McFly’s count, more than 260 volunteers met The Tommy Show to set donated wreaths at the headstones of those laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery.
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Copy of 06/20/2017 WAA eNewsletter - Weekly
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