July 2018 Mission Matters Newsletter

From the Wreaths Across America organization.

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If you are like me, with August comes the winding down of summer, scurry of back-to-school shopping and planning for the upcoming holidays. It’s a time of refocus, and fresh starts as we prepare for the ramp up to “busy” season.

At Wreaths Across America, the “busy” season is truly year round. With so many dedicated volunteers and supporters working hard to raise awareness in their own communities to ensure their local heroes are honored and remembered each December.

This year, I have had the privilege to meet so many of these passionate individuals who are the heart of Wreaths Across America and who live the mission every day. A patriotic country begins with patriotic communities.

We thank you and encourage you to continue to spread awareness in your hometowns. You are making a difference.

Remember – Honor – Teach.

With thanks,
Karen Worcester
Wreaths Across America
Executive Director

In June, Wreaths Across America was honored to be joined by Col. Roger Donlon, the first veteran to receive the Medal of Honor during Vietnam, and his wife of nearly 50 years Norma Donlon, who is also a Gold Star Wife. For the Donlons the mission of Wreaths Across America has impacted their lives more than they could have imagined, and they want others to experience and share in the mission. Together they have participated in the development of a Public Service Announcement (PSA) for Wreaths Across America.

You can view and share the video here.

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Last Day To Enter
Today is your last day to submit for a chance to win free veterans wreaths for a Wreaths Across America location of your choosing! We will randomly select winners tomorrow, Friday, July 27 and notify them by Monday July 30.
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Monthly Features

It’s not what we do,but WHY we do it.

During the week of June 20-25, 2018, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Wayne Hanson was honored to attend the 81st National Convention of the American Gold Star Mothers, Inc., (AGSM) held in Long Beach, CA, to represent Wreaths Across America. While there, he had a moving tour with Gold Star Mom Ann Davis aboard the B-61, Battleship Iowa, berthed in Long Beach.
Read the full story on the blog here.
“They came to the Navy as strangers…”

A Tour of the Battleship Iowa
More than 1,200 Fundraising Groups representing nearly 500 charities currently sell wreath sponsorships across the country as a way to raise funds for their own programs?

For every $15 wreath sponsorship purchased from these groups, a wreath will be placed and $5 will go back to the Fundraising Group’s charity. To find groups raising funds in your community, search here.

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Four Ways To Support Our Cause

Sponsor Remembrance Wreaths, Honor and Remember, Pairs: Give a Wreath and Get a Wreath or Show Your Support

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Phone: 1 (877) 385 9504 
Email: helpdesk@wreathsacrossamerica.org

Wreaths Across America HQ, 4 Point Street, Columbia Falls, ME 04623

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