[eNewsletter #160] Your Mission This Week…

From the Wreaths Across America organization.


Your Mission This Week – From HQ

If you haven’t sponsored your wreaths yet this year – now is the time! Click the button below to sponsor…
If you have already sponsored, please tell your friends and family over this Thanksgiving week. There are so many families who will be without a loved one this holiday, because one is away and serving… or in some cases missing one who made the ultimate sacrifice.
I am very proud of my grandson Miles – who challenged ALL families to stop and think about those who are or have given up their holiday dinners.
Did you know that this year we will have over a million volunteers, placing wreaths at over 1300+ participating locations? Imagine if every volunteer sponsored at least one wreath – how many veterans and their families could we honor this December!
~ Karen Worcester | Executive Director
and the Wreaths Across America Team
Sponsor Your Wreaths Today

Deadline Extended for Veterans Remembrance Wreath Sponsorships

Deadline Extended for Veterans’ Remembrance Wreath Sponsorships

Yes! There’s still time to sponsor a veterans’ remembrance wreath for National Wreaths Across America Day, Saturday, December 16, 2017. Wreaths Across America announces a four-day extension.
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Wreath Escort Itinerary Announced

Wreaths Across America Announces the 2017 Escort to Arlington Event Itinerary

Wreaths Across America Announces the 2017 Escort to Arlington Event Itinerary

The Wreaths Across America escort of handmade, balsam wreaths heading to Arlington National Cemetery from Maine has become known as the country’s longest veterans parade.
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Wreaths Across America

New WAA Car Stickers Are Available – $3.00

Now you can show your family’s support wherever you drive with new Wreaths Across America Car Stickers, available in the WAA Online Store.
Order Stickers While Available!

Stories For and About Our Veterans

Remembrance Tree Program

A Noble Cause: Karly’s Cause

Attorney Noble McIntyre honors another teen for her Noble Cause. Karly Walker from Payne County 4H was super surprised when she found out she is A Noble Cause winner.
How It All Started...

How It All Started…

In 2007, the Worcester family, along with veterans, and other groups and individuals who had helped with their annual veterans wreath ceremony in Arlington, formed Wreaths Across America, a…
Welcome

Volunteers give WWII veteran military honors at his funeral

A flock of doves and a vintage bomber flyover were just two of the special ways an army of volunteers helped give Mesa World War II veteran Glenn Cook a final sendoff on Veterans Day after…
Charlotte Bridge Home Helps Veterans Transition to Civilian Life

This is How Robert E. Lee’s House Became Arlington National Cemetery

The government seized Lee’s property on the premise of defaulted taxes. Years later, the Lee family tried to get it back – but by then it was too late.

Wishing You And Yours A Very…

Wreaths Across Americas

Connecting With Community

100 Reasons Why We Remember, Honor, and Teach. Amelia Uses the Veterans Remembrance Wreath to Connect Her Community

100 Reasons Why We Remember, Honor, and Teach. Amelia Uses the Veterans’ Remembrance Wreath to Connect Her Community

Meet Amelia. She’s a 12-year-old Girl Scout who loves horses, and she’s a new location leader this year for Wreaths Across America.
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100 Reasons Why We Remember, Honor, and Teach. An

100 Reasons Why We Remember, Honor, and Teach. An “Unknown” Identified and Brought Home

As we #Countdown to Wreath Day 2017, we remind volunteers to say their names while placing a remembrance wreath. This post is submitted by Thomas Freeza, Director of Education at the…
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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:

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)!

Last week we shared this giveaway contest and the traffic knocked out our servers for a couple of hours. Make sure you enter this week as the drawing is on Tuesday, Nov 28th.
Enter For A Chance To Win

Veteran Gets to Visit Nations Capital

Veteran Gets to Visit Nation’s Capital

Frank Turner takes a deep breath from the oxygen tube running under his nose, then his eyes spark. “I studied ROTC in high school, so I knew I didn’t want to go in the Army,” he said.
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Korean War POW Earns Medal of Honor for Saving His Unit

Best Military Photos For the Week of November 18th

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.
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Exciting News In Preparation For the 2017 Wreath Escort To Arlington

Exciting News In Preparation For the 2017 Wreath Escort To Arlington

See the new WAA Rolling Education Center as it goes in for wrapping in preparation for this year’s Wreath Escort to Arlington
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Tune in to WAA Radio 24/7 to listen to patriotic tunes, hear stories of volunteers and join the conversation. #JoinTheMission #WAA Radio https://buff.ly/2m0NvIZ
Wreaths Across America - Official Page

Wednesday Webinars

WAA Weekly Webinar

What Happens When You Place A Wreath – Hear What Impact It Made On One Family At Long Island National

Interview with Harry Rathsam of Long Island National Veterans Cemetery, and his volunteers as they prepare for Wreath Day. DON’T MISS the story Harry tells in the first 5 minutes, which perfectly captures how laying the wreaths becomes a catalyst for much deeper conversations.
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The 2017 Volunteer Shirts Are Still 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!

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Did you miss one of our recent newsletters? You can see the archive and update your email settings in our new Newsletter Central.

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:

Mission BBQ

Taya Kyle on the

If These Walls Could Talk | Stories Of Service | Courtesy of Mission BBQ

This week you might have noticed that your local Mission BBQ is running their “Fill The Cup” campaign to benefit Wreaths Across America. Did you also notice the whole restaurant (guests and staff) all stop at 12 noon, to stand for the playing of the National Anthem? Mission BBQ is a business with its “mission” baked right into its name…
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Wreaths Across America HQ, 4 Point Street, Columbia Falls, ME 04623

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