An item from the Wreaths Across America organization to bring a close to Veterans Week.
Dear Michael Barbour,
Life always gets a little busy this time of year, but I wanted to take a minute to answer a question I get asked time and time again: “What does Wreaths Across America do for living Veterans?”
It’s a great question, with many answers, and we’re happy to share them with you here as we commit once again to our mission to Remember, Honor and Teach.
In remembrance of their brothers and sisters in arms who paid the ultimate sacrifice, we place wreaths on their headstones and say their names out loud so they will never be forgotten.
We honor them with local events throughout the year, and with awareness programs in communities across the country. Our Mobile Education Exhibit brings local communities and our military together with education, stories, and interactive connections.
Through our fundraising program, we help civic and community groups raise funds for their own local veterans programs. Since 2007, Wreaths Across America has given back more than $13 million to local groups through this fundraising structure.
And perhaps most notably, we tell their stories so that the memory of their heroic actions will live on with future generations.
How will you honor the service members in your community this year? This month, I encourage you to join as as we Remember, Honor, and Teach.
- Talk to loved ones and family members about the veterans in your community and what it truly means to be a veteran.
- Support fundraising for a community or civic group in your community. Find a Sponsorship Group to support.
- Volunteer to honor veterans at a location convenient for you. Find a location near you.
- Or consider one of the options below to easily sponsor a veteran’s wreath for placement on National Wreaths Across America Day, Saturday, December 19.
For all the ways you support our mission by honoring Veterans, this Veterans Day, and throughout the year, we thank you.
Wreaths Across America