[eNewsletter #169] Special Announcement For February

From the Wreaths Across America organization.


New Year, New Opportunities

Over the last several weeks, the team has been working diligently to review feedback and answer questions from dedicated volunteers and supporters across the country. As a result, we are going to take the necessary time needed over the next several weeks to make some changes and really focus our efforts on the information our followers are looking to receive from us. During this time, we’ll be pausing the distribution of the newsletter, but will be back the last week of February with a revised format, fresh design and original content — including features by guest columnists and images from across the country. We’ll also be sharing our new theme for 2018 in that issue! 
In the interim, I encourage you to follow us on FacebookInstagramTwitter and tune into WAA Radio to keep up to date with new stories about service and sacrifice and to stay in the know about all things Wreaths Across America.
I continue to be humbled by the amazing people we’ve met and heartfelt stories shared through the incredible growth of this organization, and I am SO excited for what’s to come in 2018. Stay tuned for more!
With gratitude,
~ Karen Worcester
Executive Director

News From The WAA Blog

Younger Generations Answer the Call to Service With Wreaths Across America

Younger Generations Answer the Call to Service With Wreaths Across America

 “I witnessed a few of the boys laying an “in honor of” wreath. They did it with reverence.”
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Wreaths Across America Introduces You to Your Regional Liaisons & Fundraising Supervisor

Wreaths Across America Introduces You to Your Regional Liaisons & Fundraising Supervisor

To better serve our volunteers in 2018 and beyond, we’re reorganizing and providing more tools to support their inspiring efforts.
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Do You Know The Story Of The Four Chaplains?

Join Wreaths Across America in Honoring the Four Chaplains

Join Wreaths Across America in Honoring the Four Chaplains

Guided by an infrangible faith when the supply of lifejackets ran out they gave up their own to save the lives of others.
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News Stories For And About Our Veterans

Unaccompanied veterans given military funeral honors

The Super Bowl is Getting the Most Awesome Air Force Flyover Ever

The Air Force Heritage Flight will participate in a pre-game flyover of the Super Bowl. A P-51 Mustang will fly alongside two A-10s and an F-16.
Veteran students, horses partner in care at UCD

Rico’s Last Call: Squadron, Base Bids Farewell to Airman’s Best Friend

Members of the 436th Security Forces Squadron, military working dogs and their handlers formed outside the veterinary clinic Jan. 24, 2018, at Dover AFB for Rico’s “last call.”
Why Bangor, Maine is the most patriotic town in America

This Green Beret Was the First Medal of Honor Recipient in Vietnam

Born and raised in New York, Roger Donlon enlisted the Air Force and served for nearly two years before earning admission into West Point.
Family Searching For Owner of WWII Military Photo Found in Alley

Family Searching For Owner of WWII Military Photo Found in Alley

A couple of kids walking to school in south Columbus found a photo of what appears to be a soldier, or another military branch member, from World War II laying in an alley.
Nonprofit seeks to pair military veterans with rescued dogs

World War II U.S. Serviceman Returned to Northwest Florida

It’s a somber homecoming decades in the making. On Thursday, the remains of a recently identified World War II U.S. serviceman made their way home to Northwest Florida.

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Winners Chosen For The WAA Toy Truck Giveaway

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Yesterday, the WAA Toy Truck Giveaway wrapped up the selection of three winners. Please watch your email for notifications send to all three winners.

Didn’t win but still want to buy one of the toy truck sets for your little (or big) one?
Visit The WAA Merchandise Store

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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 23rd, we remembered Navy Lieutenant Russell Ford Kippen who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving during WWII on this day in 1946.
On January 24th, we honored Army Pfc. Jesus A. Leon-Perez who made the ultimate sacrifice on this day 13 years ago while serving during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
On January 25th, we remembered Marine Private First Class Joseph Lynn Meade who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving in Vietnam on this day in 1969.
On January 26th,  we recognized Army Sgt. 1st Class Matthew R. Kahler who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving during Operation Enduring Freedom.
On January 27th, we honored Air Force Captain Laurence Edward Anctilmade who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving during the Korean War 67 years ago on this day.
On January 28th, we recognized Army Sgt. David L. Herrera and Army Pfc. Brian J. Schoff who made the ultimate sacrifice on this day in 2006 while serving during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
On January 29th, we honored, Coast Guard Enlisted Charles H. Fletcherwho made the ultimate sacrifice on this day in 1942 while serving during WWII.
And on January 30th, Join us in honoring the life, service and sacrifice of Army Chief Warrant Officer 3 Mark S. O’Steen. He gave his life on this day 15 years ago while serving during Operation Enduring Freedom.
“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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