Mission Matters Newsletter from Wreaths Across America – October 2019

A newsletter from the Wreaths Across America organization.


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A special Veterans Day message from Wreaths Across America’s Executive Director Karen Worcester

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With gratitude,
Karen Worcester


Monthly Features

Advancing the Mission to Luxembourg and Netherlands

Earlier this month, Wreaths Across America announced that is has been granted permission by the Luxembourg and Netherlands authorities and the American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) to place Maine-made balsam fir veterans’ wreaths on the headstones of all 5,073 U.S. service members laid to rest at Luxembourg American Cemetery, and an additional 8,291 veterans’ wreaths at Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial.

The Luxembourg American Cemetery public ceremony and wreath placement will be held on Saturday, Nov. 30. The following day, Sunday, Dec. 1, a ceremony and wreath placement will be held at Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial located in Margraten, Netherlands. These locations are two of 26 permanent American overseas military cemeteries overseen by the ABMC.

The live balsam veterans’ wreaths are being gifted to WAA as a donation from Founder, Morrill Worcester. It has long been a dream of his to one day place a wreath in honor of every U.S. veteran laid to rest, worldwide. The transportation of the nearly 14,000 wreaths from Maine to Europe is once again being coordinated and executed through the generous in-kind support of global supply chain management company CEVA Logistics and the transatlantic cargo capacity of United Airlines.

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Sponsor Spotlight – New England Chevrolet

For the 5th year in a row Chevrolet — who has generously sponsored the WAA escort vehicles transporting participating Gold Star families and veterans down the east coast from Maine to Virginia — will again provide wrapped vehicles in addition to sponsoring 4,000 wreaths for placement at Arlington National Cemetery.

“Chevrolet and it’s dealers are proud to support the work of the Wreaths Across America team and deliver the message of their mission to Remember, Honor and Teach. This annual tradition has become a cornerstone event for Chevrolet and it’s dealers here in the Northeast Region,” said Dan Adamcheck, regional director, sales, service and marketing for Chevrolet. “To be able to give back to our communities, and the men and women who have given so much to our country is truly an honor for Chevrolet and its employees.”

Help Wreaths Across America in your community through a Corporate Sponsorship. Participation in the program is a great way to engage customers and employees. Contact the team today learn more!
Contact Us
There are other unique ways to give to Wreaths Across America – here are two new options:
1.

Wreaths Across America is part of TD Bank’s Affinity Program. When a new customer opens a checking account with TD Bank and uses this code AJ019, WAA receives $50!

AND, if you’re an existing customer who gives this code, WAA receives $10 towards the mission!

2.

Text To Donate

Wreaths Across America, in close partnership with the Mobile Giving Foundation and AT&T Veterans, is now accepting donations for $15 wreath sponsorships through text messaging. To give, you just need to text keyword WREATH to 20222 to donate $15 to the general fund which will send a sponsored wreath to where there is a need.

No portion of any amount donated is held by participating wireless providers. Donations are passed through at 100 percent back to Wreaths Across America.

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.

100-Year-Old Army Vet Who Guarded Tomb Of The Unknown Soldier Gets Hero’s Welcome At Detroit Airport

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Service dog giving veterans hope when struggling with PTSD

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Vietnam veteran finally recognized for saving 30 soldiers

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WWII veteran still serving veterans

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Wreaths Across America Radio
Share your love and support for those deployed or stationed away from home during the holidays! Record a short shout out by calling 833-369-1351 and leaving a message. Wreaths Radio will play that message on air during the holidays. Be sure to listen too as we play messages from our troops to loved ones back home!
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Contact Us:

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

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

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