[eNewsletter #158] A Toy That Teaches?

From the Wreaths Across America organization.

11/07/2017 WAA eNewsletter

A Toy Set That Teaches

One of the most interesting stories that was shared with me recently, was when heard about how Dawnette (one of our staff here at WAA HQ) ordered several of the new Toy Truck Sets as gifts for her grandchildren, and as a way of teaching them about the mission to Remember, Honor, and Teach. What a great way to spend quality time with the little ones AND convey a bigger story about those who put it all on the line to protect our freedoms.
In order to reach different generations of Americans, you have to meet them where they are at – and share with them in way that brings the message and the mission home.
And personally, I love that the two little characters who are included in the set to help unload each load of honor and remembrance, are named Max and Lucy – after two of my grandchildren. It makes me one proud grandma!
~ Karen Worcester | Executive Director
and the Wreaths Across America Team

Trucking Tributes

Wreaths Across Americas "Trucking Tributes" Present Hannaford Transportation

Wreaths Across America’s “Trucking Tributes” Present Hannaford Transportation

“One thing I will never forget is getting into Arlington and it was a cold, rainy day with freezing rain, and I remember looking around at all the empty headstones thinking to myself oh my God how are we going to do this. Then volunteers showed up by the thousands, from ages ten to into their 70’s and even older.”
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Stories For and About Our Veterans

Remembrance Tree Program

Meet the Oldest Living U.S. Veteran

For his first 107 years, Richard Overton lived in relative anonymity. A World War II veteran who fought in the Pacific, he could usually be found post-retirement on the porch of his Austin home.

Why Appreciate Military Families?

In honor of Military Apprieciation Month, I created a Top 10 list of the qualities I most appreciate about military families.
Charlotte Bridge Home Helps Veterans Transition to Civilian Life

Charlotte Bridge Home Helps Veterans Transition to Civilian Life

LOGAN CYRUS BRIAN TINKER ENTERED the military at 20, and spent much of the next two years in the 10th Mountain Division 2nd Battalion.
Here are the best military photos for the week of November 4th

Here Are the Best Military Photos For the Week of November 4th

The military has talented photographers who capture what life as a service member is like during training and at war. Here are their best photos this week.

Wreaths Across Americas

An Uplifting Ceremony

Wreaths Across America - Official Page

Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Dedicates Rooms for Two “Angels”

“I remember back then when we were told several times Vincent wouldn’t make it through the night and I went to the chapel and said, ‘God is there anything I can do to change your mind?
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Important Dates To Remember

Marine Corps Birthday

Marine Corps Birthday November 10th

Happy Veterans DayNovember 11th

Veterans Day
November 11th


Shop for everyone on your gift list this holiday at https://smile.amazon.com/ and Amazon donates to Wreaths Across America.

This Week In Social Media:

Wreath of Lights

Wreath of Lights

Thirty-four light bulbs on a 5-foot wreath with 100 light bulbs were lit on Wednesday in Dakota Square Mall as part of the local Wreaths Across America campaign.
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Korean War POW Earns Medal of Honor for Saving His Unit

Military Family Appreciation Month

Thank you this Military Family Appreciation Month and every month. #JoinTheMission
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Wreaths Across America - Official Page

Patriot Pair and Military Tribute Wreaths Start Shipping Next Week!

Two wreaths for one low price. The first wreath will be delivered to the participating location of your choice, to honor one who served and sacrificed. The second wreath will be shipped to your door (or sent as a gift if you choose).
Order My Wreaths Now!
Honoring the Service of Americas Veterans

Honoring the Service of America’s Veterans

Every year, thousands of Americans come together to honor deceased veterans in a most symbolic way – reverently placing Christmas wreaths on grave markers in thanks and recognition.
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Perdue Truckers to Conduct Wreaths Across America Ceremony

Perdue Truckers to Conduct Wreaths Across America Ceremony

The annual Wreaths Across America (WAA) escort to Arlington National Cemetery will stop in Salisbury on Thursday, Dec. 14 to join Perdue Farms.
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Wednesday Webinars

WAA Weekly Webinar

WAA Weekly Webinar – Gold Star Parents Do More Honor Those We’ve Lost

Voices of Our Volunteers Interview with Donna Kleman of Abilene Municipal Cemetery, surviving families, and why our families want to know they will be remembered.
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The 2017 Volunteer Shirts Are Now Available For Orders!

Wear Your Pride - Order Your Volunteer Shirts So They Will Arrive In Time For Wreaths Across America Day

Wear Your Pride – Order Your Volunteer Shirts So They Will Arrive In Time For Wreaths Across America Day

2017 Wreaths Across America Volunteer Shirts Are Here!. Campaign ends Sunday, November 26 in order to deliver all orders before December 16th – National Wreath Day. Help us meet our fundraising goal of 250 shirts!
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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:

Pilot Flying J Truckstops

Taya Kyle on the

Wreaths Across America’s “Trucking Tributes” Present Wendy Hamilton and Pilot Flying J

Not all of our trucking industry partners are what we refer to as rolling ambassadors. Some are quite stationary in fact, but their dedication and commitment to the Wreaths Across America mission to remember our fallen, honor those who currently serve, and teach younger generations the value of freedom is unparalleled.

Enter Wendy Hamilton who’s the Senior Manager of Sales Marketing for Pilot Flying J a series of almost seven-hundred travel center across the United States and Canada.
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11/07/2017 WAA eNewsletter


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