[eNewsletter #162] Always The Biggest Challenge…

From the Wreaths Across America organization.


Always The Biggest Challenge

With less than two weeks to go, folks are hard at work all over the country making preparations for the wreath-laying events. Trucks are being loaded as I write and will be dispatched to over 1300+ locations on the east coast, west coast and everywhere in between.
But the biggest challenge – and this is somewhat surprising – is that it always takes a big, final push to cover Arlington.
This year, well over a million wreaths will be placed in total. But we are still accepting sponsored wreaths for Arlington National Cemetery and folks are watching the counter closely.
If you are feeling the call of the mission to Remember, Honor, and Teach… now is the time. And we thank you for your support.
~ Karen Worcester | Executive Director
and the Wreaths Across America Team
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WAA News This Week:

100 Reasons Why We Remember, Honor, and Teach. Annual Wreath Escort Co-Grand Marshals Join Us Again to Pay Tribute

Annual Wreath Escort Co-Grand Marshals Join Us Again to Pay Tribute

Grand Marshals – Vietnam Medal of Honor Recipient, Colonel Roger Donlon, U.S. Army Special Forces (Retired) and his wife, Norma, a Vietnam-era Gold Star wife – will lead the caravan as it…
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Wreaths Across Americas "Trucking Tributes" Present Dart Transit Company

Wreaths Across America’s “Trucking Tributes” Present Dart Transit Company

Driver Pat Wortham is an independent contractor for Dart Transit and a member of the Wreaths Across America honor fleet. He also has a rich history of military service in his family.
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WAAs "Military Musicians Showcase" Presents Music for the Holidays

WAA’s “Military Musicians Showcase” Presents Music for the Holidays

Happy Holidays from Wreaths Across America Radio. We wish you and yours a peaceful holiday season and we appreciate your sacrifices in service to our nation.
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Honoring Our Fallen Heroes 

Honoring Our Fallen Heroes 

The following story comes to us from Volunteer Location Coordinator, Ralph Terreault, of Jacksonville National Cemetery.
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Stories For and About Our Veterans

Remembrance Tree Program

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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20 Amazing Vintage Photographs of American Troops During World War I

It was 100 years ago this year that the United States officially entered World War I, when Congress voted to declare war on Germany on April 6, 1917.
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How the Air Force Raises its Remarkable Working Dogs

Lackland Air Force Base is the home of the Military Working Dog Program. Dogs begin training at 18 months and it takes 120 days of hard work to graduate.
Charlotte Bridge Home Helps Veterans Transition to Civilian Life

Luna’s Life of Tolerance, Understanding, and Peace; A Gift to Us All-Part II

Thurman served in the U.S. Army assigned to 7th Army, 20th Armored Division and they liberated four camps including Dachau.

Dates To Remember This Week:

NATIONAL PEARL HARBOR REMEMBRANCE DAY - December 7

Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

At 7:55 a.m. Hawaii time, a Japanese dive bomber bearing the red symbol of the Rising Sun of Japan on its wings appears out of the clouds above the island of Oahu.
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WAA Webinars

Updates On The Annual Wreath Escort To Arlington

Updates On The Annual Wreath Escort To Arlington

Interview with Lil from HQ In Preparation For The Annual Wreath Escort To Arlington.
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Circle Cemetery Is One Of WAAs Most Unique Locations

Circle Cemetery Is One Of WAA’s Most Unique Locations

Interview with Selena Fox of Circle Cemetery.
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This Week In Social Media:

Buy Your Wreaths Across America Merchandise

Buy Your Wreaths Across America Merchandise

Looking for a sweatshirt to wear, or a gift to give this Christmas? Check out the Wreaths Across America Store and order today.
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Korean War POW Earns Medal of Honor for Saving His Unit

Everything You Need to Know as a Volunteer

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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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!

We’ve extended our deadline to accept sponsorships for Arlington! Please follow the link to sponsor. Thanks so much for your support.
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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 2018)!
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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.”

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This Week’s Newsletter Is Sponsored By:

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Watch this emotional video from last year’s Army-Navy game as Chevrolet honors Wreaths Across America, along with Scott and Lorna Harris, Gold Star parents who exemplify the many families who give up so much, for the freedoms we enjoy.
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