Commemorating the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings. Mission Matters – May 2019

A newsletter from the Wreaths Across America organization.


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As we close out a month dedicated to remembering those who served and sacrificed, I am filled with a sense of hope that more Americans will grow to understand the necessity in teaching future generations what has been sacrificed so that we can all live free.

With the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings next week, there will be many commemorating this incredible event that changed the course of history. We’ve created a short video about what we learned last December when in Normandy we placed 9,389 veterans’ wreaths and said the name of each brave and selfless soldier buried there out loud. I encourage you to watch and share it to help teach others of the importance of what happened on those beaches and why it is so important to never forget.

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Remember – Honor – Teach

With gratitude,
Karen Worcester


Monthly Features

Join us for the First Annual Stem to Stone 5K/10K
Wreaths Across America is already gearing up for summer and our first annual Stem to Stone Run, part of our Veterans Remembrance Program to be held July 13, 2019.

In partnership with CompetitorME, this unique event will be run, walked, or rucked entirely on the tip land where the balsam is harvested to make Veterans’ wreaths for placement in December. You can sign up now for the race length of your choice. A portion of every race registration will sponsor a wreath.

Can’t join us in Maine? Become a virtual participant and your registration will sponsor two wreaths. You can even designate your wreath or wreaths for a specific location or fundraising group. Wreaths counts will be processed in the weeks following the race.

So, what are you waiting for? Sign up today, start a team, cheer on runners from your state, and support a Location or Group!

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What’s your why? 
Dan Mead serves on the Wreaths Across America Board of Directors and volunteers for the organization as the Director of Operations for Arlington National Cemetery. “I joined the military back in 1991 the day the first missiles flew in Iraq during Desert Storm,” Dan shares of his military service. “I was a U.S. Army Ranger, a paratrooper infantryman.”

Dan is going back again and is already en-route to Northern Ireland with a group of fellow Rangers. Then they’ll be on to France to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the the D-Day Landings. 

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Sponsor Spotlight
Wreaths Across America could not remember, honor, and teach about the service and sacrifice of our nation’s military without support from corporate donors. Many of those companies similarly believe that supporting veterans is a daily mindset, not just a one-day special event. Unum Group out of Chattanooga, Tennessee, is one such company. Read more.
Did You Know?
The Wreaths Across America Mobile Education Exhibit is back on the road for the 2019 season!

You can request the the exhibit come to your event here. 

Everyone Plays A Part
The 10 balsam bouquets comprising each veteran’s  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.

Each month, we’ll share stories from across the country of the different ways to #PlayAPart2019.

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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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