[eNewsletter #165] Happy New Year and cleanup planning…

From the Wreaths Across America organization.


Wishing You A Happy New Year!

While the eastern part of the country is hunkered down for today’s winter storm, and others are just coming out of the deep freeze, we want to wish you a warm and Happy New Year!

And we have several stories that will warm your heart as you come in from the cold…
For example, did you know that over the past two weeks since Wreath Day (December 16th), hundreds of volunteers (including our Chairman Wayne Hanson, his wife Ann, and the Worcester family after traveling down from Maine) have been back to the cemeteries, picking up wreaths that were blown over by the winter winds. Each wreath was placed again as a reaffirmed sign of respect.
Or maybe you will join the thousands and thousands of volunteers who will go out later this month (see more info below) to help “retire the wreaths” in an effort that is every bit as much about the Mission to Remember, Honor, and Teach.
And lastly, perhaps you saw the Wreaths Across America story told on NBC with Lester Holt (see the link below) or dozens of other media stations who captured the stories of our volunteers at locations all across the Nation.
This Organization Honors Fallen Soldiers With Graveside Wreaths

This Organization Honors Fallen Soldiers With Graveside Wreaths

With over 1 million volunteers, Wreaths Across America has paid tribute to veterans with over 1.5 million wreaths at 1,422 cemeteries nationwide.
Watch This Story With Lester Holt

Clean-up Day Details

Volunteering At Arlington?

Volunteering At Arlington?

Here’s what you need to know to prepare for wreath clean-up day at ANC.
Learn More
Use This Map To Find Details About Locations Near You.

Use This Map To Find Details About Locations Near You.

Search over 1,422 locations nationwide.
Find Local Info
It is never too early to #JoinTheMission. www.wreathsacrossamerica.org


Following The Mission To Remember, Honor, and Teach, Across The Nation

This is a small sampling of the many photos that have continued to be shared with us these past couple of weeks since last weekend’s event at 1,422 locations nationwide.
Florida National Cemetery, Photo by Alan Tripp

Florida National Cemetery, Photo by Alan Tripp

Beautiful Photo From Fort Mitchell National Cemetery

Beautiful Photo From Fort Mitchell National Cemetery

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And Here Are Two Videos From This Year’s Escort To Arlington You Don’t Want To Miss

A Full Circle Moment For This Gold Star Mother

A Full Circle Moment For This Gold Star Mother

This spontaneous moment the night before National Wreath Day this year illustrated the importance of holding up our troops and their families every day, but particularly during the holidays. Our military families sacrifice so much and endure such heartache during times of separation and loss. This story of service shared by Schneider’s professional driver David Price, accompanied by Lindsay Lawler and Chris Roberts, was a powerful reminder there are empty seats at thousands of family tables this holiday season.
Watch This Video On Facebook
A flashback from the 2017 Annual Wreath Escort

A flashback from the 2017 Annual Wreath Escort

The Convoy Chorus is born!
Watch This Video On Facebook

News Stories For And About Our Veterans

WWII Veteran Receives Quilt of Valor

WWII Veteran Receives Quilt of Valor

It was a “Great Day” on Dec. 4 as the Betsy Ross Quilting Bee of the Village Quilt Guild presented a Quilt of Valor to John S. Matthews.
Rolling Thunder Quietly Honors WWII Veteran in Dearborn Heights

Rolling Thunder Quietly Honors WWII Veteran in Dearborn Heights

They came as quietly as the snow, in vehicles better equipped than motorcycles to navigate slippery roads, but that didn’t stop Rolling Thunder from honoring a local veteran on Christmas
What I Saw I Will Never Forget

What I Saw I Will Never Forget

The storage unit’s corrugated metal door slid upward, revealing 100 square feet of mostly empty space. Not very promising, thought Joe Alosi, a businessman who bid on units, sight unseen, when tenants stopped paying the rent.

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Join us on December 15th (the 3rd Saturday in December), 2018 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)!
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:

Jersey Mike’s Subs

Jersey Mikes Supports Wreaths Across America

Jersey Mike’s Supports Wreaths Across America

Wall Township-based sub shop chain Jersey Mike’s helped raise $100,000 to continue a somber wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery. The ceremo…
Watch This Video From Jersey Mike’s
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