[eNewsletter #168] Volunteers Make The Patriotic Wheel Go Round

From the Wreaths Across America organization.


Volunteers Make The Patriotic Wheel Go Round

This week we recap the past weekend’s events, with volunteers ‘retiring the wreaths’ at Arlington National Cemetery and hundreds of other locations nationwide.
We have several stories about how volunteers show their patriotic support, each in their own unique way. Of course, that is how the wreath-laying tradition got started over twenty five years ago, when a Wreath-Maker from Maine gave back in the way he knew how.
And did you notice the section called “This Week We Remembered” down below? Read the names slowly.
We say their names and we remember because…
“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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Behind the Wreaths Across America Volunteer; A Champion for Military Nurses

“I went up to that hill and looked at all of those graves of my colleagues who have gone before me.”
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Wrapping The Cleanup Weekend At ANC

Arlington National Cemetery Cleanup  Report

Arlington National Cemetery Cleanup  Report

Before more than 10,000 volunteers helped pick up 265,000 wreaths at #ArlingtonNationalCemetery this past weekend, cemetery staff were hard at work making sure the day went safely.
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News Stories For And About Our Veterans

Unaccompanied veterans given military funeral honors

Unidentified for Decades, Texas Soldier Receives Final Rites

A WWII soldier who was killed in action was finally laid to rest in Houston National Cemetery. His remains had been labeled ‘unknown’ for 67 years.
Veteran students, horses partner in care at UCD

Prescott National Cemetery Accepts Handmade Urns for Unclaimed Veteran Remains 

A labor of love from volunteers in Arizona will provide a dignified final tribute for Veterans who have no family to plan their funerals.
Why Bangor, Maine is the most patriotic town in America

WWII Pilot Who Survived POW Camp Dies at 94

While piloting B-17 bombers over Germany, he was shot down in 1945 and spent the remainder of the war in a prison camp.
With a Bond That Goes Through the Leash, Wichita Veteran Receives Free Service dog

With a Bond That Goes Through the Leash, Wichita Veteran Receives Free Service dog

Wichita veteran Travis Scott received a service dog from K9s for Warriors to help him recover from military-related traumas.
Nonprofit seeks to pair military veterans with rescued dogs

World War II Veteran Honored With Quilt of Valor Award

The award is given to select veterans across the country who have been touched by the effects of war.

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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)!
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This Week We Remembered…

Each day we #SayTheirNames and #We Remember:

On January 16th, we remembered, Army Enlisted Nurse Nora Emilie Anderson who served during WWI and made the ultimate sacrifice on this day in 1919.
On January 17th, we posted about, Navy Lieutenant Charles W. Kelly who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving in Vietnam on this day in 1967.
On January 18th, we honored, Army Sergeant Gordon Douglas Yntema who served during Vietnam and gave his life on this day in 1968.
On January 19th, we recognized, Army Sergeant Jon M. Schoolcraft III who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving during Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2008.
On January 20th, we gave tribute and a moment of silence for, Marine Staff Sergeant Walter F. Cohee III who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving during Operation Enduring Freedom 16 years ago today.
On January 21st, we remembered, Army Air Forces Second Lieutenant Donald E Underwoodwho made the ultimate sacrifice while serving during WWII in 1944.
And on January 22nd, we honored, Army Master Sergeant Carl F Foster who served during the Korean war and gave his life for his country on this day in 1951.
“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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If These Walls Could Talk | Stories Of Service | Wreaths Across America

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