Mission Matters Newsletter: Thank You and Happy Holidays

A note from the Wreaths Across America organization.


Hi there,

On behalf of the Wreaths Across America organization and its extended family of volunteers and supporters across the country, we want to thank YOU for your support of the Mission to Remember the fallen, Honor those that serve and their families, and Teach the next generation the value of freedom.

This year in particular has presented many challenges for all involved with the mission to Remember, Honor, Teach. In many cases our local events had to be modified more than once to meet local guidelines for health and safety. The staff worked closely with local volunteers to provide the tools necessary to keep the public informed and safe throughout the year and this ongoing process. With a record number of participating locations this year (2,557) undoubtedly mistakes were made, and for that we apologize and commit to you that we will continue to work towards improvements to ensure all involved with the mission have a meaningful experience. We understand this mission is incredibly personal for each individual involved. The team at Wreaths Across America cares deeply for the mission and all those connected to it.

With each of the 1.7 million sponsored veterans’ wreaths placed on Dec. 19 – and in some cases over several days in an effort to modify events to keep the public safe – an American hero’s name was spoken out loud so they would not be forgotten. There was also an opportunity to teach, not just the children, but the communities as a whole, about their local history and heritage.

As we head into this holiday season, may we all take the time to remember and thank those who served and sacrificed protecting our freedoms, as well as those currently serving, so that we can celebrate as we wish in the land of the free, because of the brave.

Wishing you all a safe, and joyous holiday season!

Wayne Hanson, Chairman of the Board & Karen Worcester, Executive Director
Wreaths Across America

National Wreaths Across America Day 2020

To view or submit photos from this year’s National Wreaths Across America Day, please follow the link below!

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Sponsorship Group Match!

It’s never too early or too late to give the gift of remembrance. Sponsor a $15 veteran’s wreath today as a gift for the holidays and ensure an American hero is honored next December. Now through January 15, 2021, that wreath will be matched by Wreaths Across America Headquarters if sponsored through a participating Sponsorship Group.

2021 Wreath Match
Wreaths Radio

Don’t forget to listen to Wreaths Across America Radio to hear about volunteers and patriots across the country. Have a story you want to share? Please contact the team at (833) 369-1351 to leave a message to share or schedule an interview today! We’ll continue to air holiday greetings to & from our troops through Dec. 31st.

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“Be An American Worth Fighting For”

Here is a small sampling of some amazing stories captured over the last couple of weeks. Thank you to all who stepped up, and worked through the challenges to make this year a success.

Wreaths Across America soldiers through pandemic

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‘Our knock on the door came on Christmas morning’

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Pandemic patriotism: Wreaths Across Greensboro adjusts to honor fallen heroes

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Veteran Council announces Veteran of the Year for 2020

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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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