August 2018 Mission Matters Newsletter

From the Wreaths Across America organization.

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As another school year begins, I am reminded of how important the TEACH piece of our mission is for the future of this great country. All too often as parents, we rely too heavily on educators to teach our children about the meaning (and cost) of our freedoms as Americans. In truth, it is all of our responsibilities to show the younger generation through patriotism, love of country and community involvement and service.

At Wreaths Across America we are committed to teaching younger generations about the value of their freedoms and the importance of honoring those who sacrificed so much to protect them. Our convoy to Arlington stops at many schools along the way. We offer learning tools and opportunities for schools, scouts and other youth groups to participate in our efforts. But most important, we share the names and stories of those who have served and sacrificed for all of us so that their memory lives on.

As Americans it is our duty to ensure the next generation stays connected to our past so that the future can be preserved, and defended.

Remember – Honor – Teach.

With gratitude,
Karen Worcester
Wreaths Across America
Executive Director

When Like-Minded Missions Work Together!
Last week Wreaths Across America’s Veteran Liaison, Wayne Merritt, (pictured here with MAJ Gen. Mark E. Smith) and Board Member Dan Leclair, CAP’s Northeast Region Commander, attended the 2018 National Conference in Anaheim. Learn more about Wreaths Across America’s long-standing partnership with Civil Air Patrol below.
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Join Wreaths Across America’s First Annual Virtual Convoy
No need to pack a bag for this convoy! The Virtual Convoy hits the road on September 26 live on social media! Tune in on FacebookInstagramTwitter or YouTube.
Participate from the comfort of home and make an impact. With every $15 wreath sponsorship received, a wreath will be placed for an American hero and $5 will be given back to the WAA Transportation Fund to help defer delivery cost across the country. 

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It’s not what we do,but WHY we do it.

Throughout our lifetimes we all take journeys to various destinations. Life is what you make of it, getting to that journey’s destination. Many journeys will require you to wait in a line at one time or another. Chairman of the Board of Directors, Wayne Hanson shares his story of an on-going 25 year-long journey with Wreaths Across America helping to spread its mission to Remember the Fallen, Honor those who Serve and Teach our children the Value of Freedom, and the individuals he has been honored to meet while waiting on line in Arlington.
Read more here.

A “line” of volunteers at Arlington
A majority of the transportation needed to deliver veterans’ wreaths across the country comes as in-kind donations made by hundreds of trucking companies, professional drivers, independent contractors, intermodal and logistics companies who dedicate their time, equipment and resources to help move the mission.

Thank you to all our passionate transportation partners! 

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Trucking Tribute: NAIT
National Association of Independent Truckers (NAIT) donates $50,000 to WAA to assist independent truckers wanting to haul veterans wreaths this December. 
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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 

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

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