[eNewsletter #159] Never Losing Sight Of The Mission…

From the Wreaths Across America organization.


Never Losing Sight Of The Mission

As you might imagine, this time of year is incredibly busy for our staff and our core volunteers all across the nation. A lot goes into placing over 1.5 million wreaths!
 
First, I want to say thank you to all those who are working so hard. You make the mission go, and mission to honor our veterans and their families, is what is near and dear to all of our hearts. I love your dedication.
 
Second, this week we got a chance to see the new Wreaths Across America video and we think it is a GREAT way to introduce the mission to someone who might never stopped to think about why we honor our veterans. Please share with the people you care about.
 
And lastly, to help make that sharing easier and fun, we decided to run a 100 wreath (plus the toy truck set) drawing, and you can team up with your friends to increase the chances those wreaths will be placed at your participating location of choice. Click the link above to enter for a chance to win and honor at least 100 of your local veterans!
~ Karen Worcester | Executive Director
and the Wreaths Across America Team

Volunteering in Arlington

Volunteering at Arlington National Cemetery? Heres What You Need to Know

Volunteering at Arlington National Cemetery? Here’s What You Need to Know

Wreaths Across America is forever grateful for the thousands of volunteers who place veterans’ remembrance wreaths on the headstones of our fallen as they say their names aloud.
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Trucking Tributes

Wreaths Across Americas "Trucking Tributes" Present Open Loads for the Honor Fleet

Wreaths Across America’s “Trucking Tributes” Present Open Loads for the Honor Fleet

Last year, over 1.2 million wreaths were transported from Columbia Falls, Maine to Arlington National Cemetery and over 1,300 other participating locations.
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Stories For and About Our Veterans

Remembrance Tree Program

Veteran Walking Across Country to Raise Awareness for Homeless Veterans

After almost a decade in the military, one veteran found himself in a financial pinch and on the verge of homelessness. Now, Shane Moore is on a different kind of tour to help others.
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These Guys Just Surprised a Struggling Vet With a New Car

Larry Yake is the fourth Meadville-area veteran to receive a refurbished car from Operation Build Up, a nonprofit based in Lima, New York.

Charlotte Bridge Home Helps Veterans Transition to Civilian Life

Passamaquoddy Army Veterans Honored for Service 

Ninety-nine years after six young men volunteered to fight the Imperial German Army in World War I, their families on Sunday received the official recognition.
Here are the best military photos for the week of November 4th

This Museum in Hawaii Was Built By Pearl Harbor Survivors

The Home of the Brave Museum is a one-of-a-kind treasure trove of artifacts, stories, and memories of those who fought to save our country.

Wreaths Across Americas

Remember, Honor and Teach

Wreaths Across America - Official Page

100 Reasons Why We Remember, Honor, and Teach. The Countdown to Wreath Day is On As We Pay Tribute to Our Veterans

At Wreaths Across America, we remember our fallen heroes, honor those who serve and their families, and teach younger generations the value of freedom.
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This Week In Social Media:

What Is Wreaths Across America? | 4:00 Minute Story

What Is Wreaths Across America? | 4:00 Minute Story

Wreaths Across America is a national 501(c)3 with over 1300+ participating locations nationwide, in all 50 states and 24 foreign veteran cemeteries on foreign soil.
Watch The New Video
Best Military Photos For the Week of November 11th

Best Military Photos For the Week of November 11th

The military has talented photographers who capture what life as a service member is like during training and at war.
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Korean War POW Earns Medal of Honor for Saving His Unit

Remembrance Tree Program

Remembrance Tree Program.  Here’s the information.
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Wreaths Across America - Official Page

Patriot Pair and Military Tribute Wreaths Started Shipping Last 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 Today!
Win 100
Wreaths To Honor Veterans And A Toy Truck Block Set (3 different ways to win)!

Win 100 Wreaths To Honor Veterans And A Toy Truck Block Set (3 different ways to win)!

Wreaths Across America wants you to WIN one of three prize drawings for 100 wreaths to honor veterans AND a WAA Toy Truck Block Set! Plus you can help your friends and family win too! It’s…
Enter For A Chance To Win

Wednesday Webinars

WAA Weekly Webinar

WAA Weekly Webinar

Discussion about #GivingTuesday and PR Resources, with WAA Volunteer Ellen Fuller, and PR Team Leader Amber Caron.
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Watch Last Week’s Webinar

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.
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Order Shirts While Available!

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

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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)!
Donate or Sign Up To Volunteer
“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:

Civil Air Patrol

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The Civil Air Patrol Helps Teach Through Living History

The Civil Air Patrol (CAP) introduces many young men and women today to the Air Force and the notion of uniformed service to our nation. The organization is often a stepping stone to…
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