Wreaths Across America: Mission Matters – August 2019

A newsletter from the Wreaths Across America organization.

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As another school year begins, I want to reshare my thoughts from last August as I am again 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 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 importantly, 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.

Wishing everyone a positive and safe school year!

With gratitude,
Karen Worcester

Monthly Features

As Maine Flag Ladies Retire, Wreaths Across America Takes the Helm

On Tuesday, September 11, 2001, Elaine Greene, inspired by the images and emotions of the unfolding events, felt compelled to do something.

She took an American flag and headed to Main St. in Freeport, Maine. As she raised and waved the flag, passersby waved and honked. A perfect display of unity and patriotism needed and shared. This act gave way to a pledge. Elaine vowed to return every Tuesday for a year. The next week, she was joined by JoAnn Miller and Carmen Footer. That year turned into 18 without a Tuesday missed.

On Sept. 11, 2019, The Freeport Flag Ladies will make their last trip to Main St. The following Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019, at 9 am, Wreaths Across America, Worcester Resources and the community of Columbia Falls, Maine, will commit to carry on the mission of the Freeport Flag Ladies and raise the American flag every week.

Please join us in person, and live on Facebook as we carry on this tradition with respect and honor.

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Wreaths Across America and Special Forces Charitable Trust proudly announce FOX & Friends Weekend Co-host and decorated military veteran Pete Hegseth as the keynote speaker for the inaugural joint fundraiser, hosted by Freightliner, to benefit both organizations.

The event will be held at the historic George Washington Masonic National Memorial located in Alexandria, Va. on Wed., September 25, from 6 – 9 pm.

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National Society Daughters of the American Revolution has officially become a sponsor of Wreaths Across America.  The DAR is a lineage-based membership service organization for women who are directly descended from a person involved in the United States’ efforts towards independence. A non-profit group, they promote historic preservation, education, and patriotism.

The group’s sponsorship is specifically meant to help fund the Wreaths Across America Mobile Education Exhibit (MEE).

“The vision for the Mobile Education Exhibit is to be able to bring location volunteers, fundraising groups, community partners, veterans, active duty and children together to highlight generations of service to our country and share stories of the past and present,” said Don Queeney, volunteer and professional driver for the Wreaths Across America MEE. “The sponsorship of the NSDAR is critical in helping us reach this goal, we are grateful for their continued support!”

The MEE will be set up at the DAR National Board of Management meeting on Friday, Oct. 11, 2019. DAR Continental Hall, 1776 D. Street, Washington DC.

Interested in hosting an event with Wreaths Across America’s MEE in your hometown? Submit your request for review today!

Give the gift of remembrance this holiday season and sponsor a wreath(s) in honor of a friend, colleague, customer or vendor. It’s the gift no one will want to return!
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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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