Mission Matters Newsletter: friend of Wreaths Across America – Win and Send 100 Wreaths to the Location of Your Choice!

A newsletter from the Wreaths Across America organization.


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Dear friend of Wreaths Across America,

 

It’s not enough to remember…

 

Memorial Day, the last Monday in May, is an American holiday specifically designated for all to REMEMBER those who died in service to our Country. This weekend will be filled with wonderful patriotic parades, rides, runs, picnics and concerts as we Honor and Remember collectively the ultimate sacrifice of generations of American heroes.

 

At Wreaths Across America, our mission statement reflects our commitment to do exactly what Memorial Day is set aside to do, year round.

 

Over the years, we’ve learned how important it is to the future generation to not only remember those that served and “gave all” but to know them. To that end, our volunteers work every day to share the stories of those who served and sacrificed. And not only the account of how they died, but their lives.

 

As Gold Star Families open up about the lives of their sons, daughters, husbands and wives, brothers and sisters, we discover that many of them possessed early on in their lives the characteristics of heroes. Men and women who served so selflessly, inspire us with their character and examples of leadership, altruism, compassion, and courage. They instill in us pride in our Country and stir in us a desire to be more like them in our daily lives.

 

Their collective legacy is our freedom. Our Country was built on their courage, character and sacrifice. Their heritage is our heritage.

 

We often say at Wreaths Across America that a person dies twice. The first time when they stop breathing and life leaves their body; the second and final time, when their name is spoken for the last time.

 

This Memorial Day, and every day, we will continue to say names, share stories and remind all that their sacrifice was made to ensure our freedoms.

 

With gratitude,

Karen Worcester

REMEMBER. HONOR. TEACH.

Give the Gift of Remembrance this Memorial Day!

With every $15 veteran’s wreath sponsorship, you have the opportunity to dedicate it “In Memory Of” a loved one who served. In addition to placing the wreaths each December on National Wreaths Across America Day, Wreaths Across America hosts a virtual “Remember Wall” for each participating location. You can post photos, memories and personal messages on these pages as a year-round display of remembrance for your loved ones.

 

If you’d like to participate, start your sponsorship here or search for the Wreaths Across America Sponsorship Group and/or a Participating Location you wish to support.

Remember Wall

Through Memorial Day, any Remembrance Wall posts made will be entered into a drawing for 10 random winners to send 100 veterans’ wreaths to the participating location of their choice!

Remembering Flying Tiger Line Flight 739

Flying Tiger Line Flight Monument

On Saturday, May 15, Wreaths Across America in partnership with the Worcester Family, unveiled a monument memorializing the soldiers and crew aboard Flying Tiger Line Flight 739 that disappeared without a trace on March 16, 1962.

 

For nearly 60 years, the families of the men and women on board this flight have waited for answers, and just as important, they’ve waited to see their loved ones Remembered and Honored with their names in stone.

 

Stories of this fateful flight as told by loved ones of those lost have now reached all corners of the United States. Our hope is that the names of the 93 Army Soldiers and 11 flight crew members (many of whom were veterans themselves) are continued to be said out loud and their stories be told.

 

Read the list of names of those onboard Flying Tiger Line Flight 739 here.

Wreaths Across America Radio

A Voice for America’s Veterans

 

Save the Date – Thursday, June 24 at 7 pm EDT: Wreaths Radio’s second in a series of four LIVE RoundTable discussions focused on Veteran Healing.

 

Wreaths Across America Radio Now Streaming on iHeartRadio! Download the app for free and listen live, from anywhere!

Featured Merchandise

We just released two new merchandise items that you can purchase to showcase your support of Wreaths Across America!

 

Check out our 2021 Theme Design lapel pin and our oatmeal navy hoodie.

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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:

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

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