How Does Wreaths Across America Support Living Veterans?

An item from the folks at Wreaths Across America that may be of interest to members.  Also a reminder that our own US Naval Sea Cadet Corps – Arkansas Division will be participating in the event at the Presidio National Cemetery.

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We know that there is a lot going on in the world today to keep us busy, but we wanted to take a minute to address a question we get asked often:

“What does Wreaths Across America do for living Veterans?”

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It’s a great question, with several answers, and we’re happy to share the following as part of our yearlong mission to Remember, Honor and Teach.

We honor veterans with local events throughout the year and with awareness programs in communities across the country. Our Mobile Education Exhibit (MEE) brings local communities and our military together with education, stories, and interactive connections. Through our partnership with The United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration, the MEE team ‘welcomed home’ more than 2,000 Vietnam Veterans in total since hitting the road in 2019. Recently, we announced the MEE 2023 tour which will begin in California in January. See where you can find the MEE next year here.

Through our Group Sponsorship Program, we help Veteran Service Organizations (VSO) and community groups raise funds for their own local programs. With our give back program, these groups can earn $5 for every $15 wreath sponsored (all year round) to not only help in remembering local veterans in December, but raise the dollars needed to help programs grow in their communities. Since 2007, Wreaths Across America has given back more than $18 million to local groups through this program!

Additionally, Wreaths Across America has a Military and Veteran Outreach professional on staff to assist Veterans who may be in need of resources, and to build partnerships with VSOs across the country. We have dedicated a page on our website to these Resources where information is kept updated and accessible for anyone who may need to utilize it. To learn more, please click here.

And perhaps most notably, we tell their stories so that the memory of their heroic actions will live on with future generations. Wreaths Across America started our own internet radio station – Wreaths Across America Radio, A Voice for America Veterans – as a way to share the stories of service, sacrifice and success from our nation’s veterans and Gold Star Families. We have several national programs now airing on our station that focus on Veterans’ issues and provide resources for all those who served. You can listen live anytime here or on the iHeart or Audacy streaming apps!

How will you honor the service members in your community this Veterans Day, Michael Barbour?

I encourage you to join us as we Remember, Honor, and Teach:

  • Talk to loved ones or a veteran in your community and ask them about their service.
  • Support fundraising for a civic group or VSO in your community. Find a Sponsorship Group to support.
  • Volunteer to remember servicemembers this December at a location convenient for you. Find a location near you.
  • And consider sponsoring a veteran’s wreath through the button below in honor or memory of someone important to you for placement this National Wreaths Across America Day, Saturday, December 17.

For all the ways you support our mission by honoring veterans this Veterans Day, and throughout the year, we thank you.

With gratitude,
Wayne Hanson
Vietnam Veteran, Volunteer WAA Location Coordinator and Board Chairman
Wreaths Across America

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“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.”

-John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Make sure to follow Wreaths Across America’s official channels on social media and tune in to Wreaths Across America Radio as we recognize Veterans’ Day and the individuals and groups who support our mission every day.


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

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