Mission Matters Newsletter: Feeling Grateful

An item from the Wreaths Across America organization.


Dear there,

As we close out a week of Thanksgiving, I’d like to take a moment to thank you for your support of our veterans, active military and their families, Gold Star families and our mission to Remember, Honor, Teach.

I am proud to share that as of today, we will have 2,525 participating locations taking part in the mission in some capacity this National Wreaths Across America Day. Despite what has been the most difficult of years for all, the mission still continues to grow in communities across the country because of the impact it has made on so many.

I am grateful for the small team of staff and core volunteers who have worked diligently over the past several months to develop plans for the safe placement of wreaths wherever possible. Our number one priority will always be the safety of our volunteers who are carrying out the mission. We are asking everyone to please be respectful of the local guidance set forth by volunteers coordinating locations. This year will look different and maybe feel different for many, but we are committed to honoring and remembering our nation’s veterans this December.

I am sure there is a location near you that is in need of your support this year. You can search all participating locations at the following link and learn how local volunteers are modifying events to keep people safe.

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The outpouring of national support over the last couple of weeks serves as a healthy dose of perspective for myself and I think many others close to this mission. The Wreaths Across America program was started as a simple gesture of thanks. It has grown to reach more than 3 million volunteers – a third of whom are children – and their communities, impacting the hearts and minds of all, which will be carried forward into the future.

I speak from the bottom of my heart when I say how grateful I am for your support – this mission matters.

With gratitude,

Karen Worcester

Volunteer Executive Director

Wreaths Across America


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Chevrolet has supported the Wreaths Across America mission for the last 6 years. The support started with the convoy to Arlington National Cemetery and has continued to grow. Over the years of involvement, Chevrolet has sponsored over 50,000 veterans’ wreaths for placement. This includes wreaths placed at Arlington National Cemetery, as well as at cemeteries within Chevrolet communities from Maine to D.C.  Chevrolet’s commitment to our military shines through with donated wrapped vehicles that transport Gold Star families, veterans, active duty military members and volunteers in the convoy to Arlington each year.

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This year, they are also the official sponsor of our online #WAACountdown to Wreaths Across America Day! Follow along to learn how the company has made the mission a meaningful part of their annual traditions.

“Chevrolet and its employees are proud to be a part of a tradition that Remembers, Honors and Teaches about what sacrifice means for your fellow American. In our 6th year of support of Wreaths Across America, we continue to see the impact of our involvement on those who gave so much on our behalf. We are proud to play a part.”

– Dan Adamcheck, regional director, sales, service and marketing for Chevrolet

Thank you, Chevrolet! 


Follow the 2020 Virtual Convoy!

In anticipation of the necessary changes being made throughout the country for health and safety, including at Arlington National Cemetery this year, Wreaths Across America has made some modifications to its annual Wreath Escort down the East Coast.

In partnership with PenFed Credit Union’s digital media content team, PenFed Digital, this year’s escort will be shared virtually for the nation to join along with the journey. PenFed Digital and Wreaths Across America are overcoming pandemic-related challenges to ensure fallen heroes are honored safely. The journey will take place from Tuesday, Dec. 15 through National Wreaths Across America Day, Saturday, Dec. 19, and additional content of the events leading up to the escort departure can be followed via Wreaths Across America’s Facebook and PenFed’s Twitter.

This year, we’ll be featuring Location Volunteers and Carrier partners delivering sponsored wreaths across the country. From the professional truck drivers hauling this precious cargo to the hard-working, dedicated volunteers receiving them on the other side of the country, we are going to share their journeys too!

Stay tuned to our social media channels for more information about this exciting new way to join the mission this season.

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Be sure to tune in online at www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/radio, pick us up on a smartphone app like Simple Radio or TuneIn, or download the app from the iTunes Store or Google Play.


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. 

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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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