Wreaths Across America Mission Matters – March 2019

The monthly newsletter from the Wreaths Across America that we received a few days ago.


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As the snow slowly starts to melt here in Maine, we are reminded that warmer days are near and gratefully welcome Spring and this season of new growth.

Over the last month, I’ve had the opportunity to meet with core volunteers from around the country to hear first hand how the mission of Wreaths Across America resonates with them and in their communities all year round. The WAA team learned more from each of these dedicated volunteers than we could ever teach them. The takeaway was a renewed sense of passion and excitement to reach more people and share the stories of our nation’s heroes.

During this season, I encourage you to take stock of how you can contribute in your own communities. No part is too small when done with purpose.

To all our dedicated, thoughtful, passionate volunteers around the world…thank you!

Remember – Honor – Teach

With gratitude,
Karen Worcester

Medal of Honor Recipient 50th Anniversary Ceremony
March 19, 2019 marked the 50th Anniversary of the date Thomas J. McMahon was killed in action in Vietnam. Wreaths Across America recognized his service, and that of his fellow Vietnam veterans.
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Now you can follow along with Gold Star Mother, Cathy Powers, on her journey to run 1,000 miles across 50 states in honor of her son, Bryce.

Stay up-to-date on her mission by following her page on Facebook: Cathy Powers – Running Fir Wreaths.

Most recently, she visited New Salem Elementary School in North Carolina.

Check it out!
Stem to Stone 5k/10k and Virtual Run
Can’t make it to Maine for our Stem to Stone run? Participate from your own course wherever you are! Your race registration cost will sponsor veterans’ wreaths for the Location or Fundraising Group you designate on National Wreaths Across America Day 2019.
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Register Now
Sponsor A Wreath
What does it mean to sponsor a veteran’s wreath? It means you have the opportunity to join a grateful nation in saying “thank you” to our veterans.

Sponsor Now

Monthly Features

Trucking Tribute – Poland Spring
Our trucking partners are selfless, compassionate, and deeply patriotic. Trucking Tributes calls attention to their service and dedication to the mission to remember, honor and teach. Scott Edwards is a spring-haul team member for Poland Spring. He participated in the Annual Wreath Escort to Arlington National Cemetery in 2014 as a member of the Honor Fleet, and he shared the experience with his then 11-year-old son Colin. Read about his journey.
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That through the FREE Remembrance Tree Program, you can have a custom dog tag made for a loved one who served and have it placed on a live balsam tree in Maine where the balsam tips are harvested to make veterans’ wreaths each year? It’s a great way to honor your hero.
Learn More
WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA RADIO

There are many ways to listen to “Wreaths Across America Radio” including on your Amazon Echo, Echo Dot or any device that has Alexa enabled. Just say, “Alexa, play “Wreaths Across America Radio” and she will begin playing our live stream.
Everyone Plays A Part
The 10 balsam bouquets comprising each veterans’ wreath are symbolic of so much to us at Wreaths Across America. Represented here by hands, they demonstrate the many ways individuals and communities come together to Remember, Honor and Teach.
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​​​​​​​Each month, we’ll share stories from across the country of the different ways to #PlayAPart2019.
An Air Force veteran turned civilian professional photographer has almost taken portraits of over 7,000 veterans in 27 states during 135 events. Read more. 
Preston Sharp, 13, has been traveling the country to honor veterans’ gravesites. Read about his most recent stop at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.
A Columbus elementary teacher taught students how to properly dispose of the American flag. Read more.
Flags for Vets gives new flagpoles and flags to Veterans free of charge. Read about their recent trip to Camp Hill, PA. ​​​​​​​
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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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