Mission Matters Newsletter: Will you join us for the count down to Wreaths Across America Day 2020?

A newsletter from the Wreaths Across America organization.


Dear friend,

As summer nears to a close, and the focus shifts back to school (virtually, in most cases) and the fall, we can’t help but get excited for our favorite time of year, WREATH SEASON!


During this time of year, Wreaths Across America’s thousands of dedicated volunteers really kick up efforts to raise awareness and wreath sponsorships needed to support local efforts in their communities across the country. This year, we already have more than 2,200 participating locations registered to host wreath laying events and ceremonies as part of National Wreaths Across America Day – Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020. The team here is working with local, state and national officials to provide guidance and recommendations to host these events safely. We encourage you to find the location near you that you’d like to support and sign up to volunteer at or sponsor a $15 wreath for that location so that you will receive regular updates about that location’s event plans.


This year, to help build awareness for the more than 4,000 Sponsorship Groups that support the program, we’ll be featuring a “100 Day Countdown to Wreath Day.” During this 100 Day #WAACountdown we’ll highlight a new Sponsorship Group each day who is supporting the mission in their own community and understand their WHY for participating. This campaign will kick off on Saturday, Sept 10, and run through Wreath Day on Saturday, Dec. 19. Tune in to Wreaths Across America Radio’s Morning Show, Monday-Friday, 6-10am ET, to hear from different groups and follow along on social media to see daily features about these amazing volunteers and how you can support their efforts.


If you’ve already sponsored a wreath this year, please consider inviting someone new to the program – all are welcome to help place wreaths and every $15 received honors an American Hero!




National Flag Waving Event

Friday, Sept 11, 2020

This year, to mark the 19th anniversary of September 11th, and the one year anniversary of Wreaths Across America taking over the weekly flag waving tradition started by the Freeport Flag Ladies on Sept. 11, 2001, we will be hosting a national flag waving event.

Please, join us from wherever you are in the country by standing outside and waving an American flag, starting at 8:46 am ET. Share your participation by posting pictures and videos to social media, tagging the Wreaths Across America Facebook Official page and using the hashtag #FlagsAcrossTheCountry.

Featured 2020 Merchandise

WAA Mask and Hand Sanitizer Combo

Wreaths Across America- Mask & Hand Sanitizer Combo

Every Star Tells A Story

Every STAR Tells a Story- American Gold Star Mothers Book w/ Wreath Sponsorship


After a short health hiatus over the summer, we are pleased to announce that “Morning Man” Michael W. Hale is back on the Wreaths Radio airwaves!


Monday – Friday, 6-10am ET; we’re A Voice for America’s Veterans and Those Who Support Them! Tune in online, or pick us up on a smartphone app like Simple Radio or TuneIn.


Join us each month for a small sampling of the amazing stories we hear of Americans stepping up in their communities and living lives worth fighting for. 

Oshkosh neighbors organize parade to celebrate veteran’s 100th birthday Watch Video

15-year-old boy is carving wooden flags to support ‘forgotten heroes’  Read More

Lubbock war veteran gets new roof for Hero Home Read More

Swansea Scout makes sure every veteran’s grave has a flag Read More

Make sure to follow Wreaths Across America official channels on social media for the most up-to-the-minute news on the mission:

Wreaths Across America, PO Box 249, Columbia Falls, ME 04623, United States, 877-385-9504

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