Serve and Succeed in 2023, Michael Barbour!

Note the date for this year’s Wreaths Across America events – 16 December 2023.  As more details become available about the local ceremony our cadets participate in, those will be passed along.


Dear Michael Barbour,

Each year, millions of Americans come together to REMEMBER the fallen, HONOR those that serve and their families, and TEACH the next generation about the value of freedom. We choose a new theme every year to help volunteers and supporters focus their messaging and outreach in their own communities. We’re excited to share that our theme for 2023 is “Serve and Succeed.”


Listen to my interview with the Wreaths Radio Morning Show to hear my personal thoughts on the 2023 theme.

Remember – Honor – Teach

With gratitude,


Karen Worcester

Executive Director


wreaths day 2023

This year, National Wreaths Across America Day will be held nationwide on Saturday, December 16, 2023.

How Can You Join the Mission in 2023?

Sponsor a Wreath: Honor veterans in your local community by sponsoring a live, balsam veteran’s wreath that will be placed on the grave of an American hero in 2023. It is never too early to support the mission!

Start a Sponsorship Group: As a pay back group, your civic, nonprofit, school or other group can help raise wreath sponsorships for a participating cemetery, and $5 of each wreath sponsorship made will be given back to you to support your program locally. Since 2007, WAA has given back more than $20 million (through January 2023), to other organizations through this program!


As a 3-for-2 group, a third wreath is placed for every two wreath sponsorships made. This is a great way to ensure as many veterans as possible are honored and remembered at the participating location your support!


Add a New Location: Coordinate a wreath-laying ceremony at a cemetery or memorial in your community. Determine if this location is already participating by checking our website. We have resources to help you plan your ceremony and ensure community involvement and success!


Volunteer: Volunteer to place wreaths on National Wreaths Across America Day – Saturday, Dec. 16, 2023 – at any of our 3,700+ participating locations. Involve your friends and family to honor our servicemen, women and families.


Access Wreaths Across America’s Curriculum Resources: Download our lesson plans and share them with educators in your community.


Listen to Wreaths Radio: Wreaths Across America Radio has a live morning show every weekday morning from 6am to 10am eastern, along with a variety of special programs that support the mission to Remember, Honor, and Teach.


Follow Wreaths Across America on Social Media:


You’re Invited!

Join us on VIRTUALLY on Friday, Feb. 3, at 1pm EST/10am PST, as we celebrate the lives and legacy of the Four Chaplains and all those lost on the USAT Dorchester 80 years ago.


Wreaths Across America will be LIVE from the Balsam Valley Chapel and tip lands where balsam is harvested to make veterans’ wreaths for Wreaths Across America.

The Last to Fall: The story of Black Quartermasters in World War II

The legacy of black quartermasters in World War II is a great example of this year’s theme, Serve & Succeed.


“Black quartermasters answered the call to serve, while in uniform they succeeded in quickly learning new skills, adapting to challenges, and committing themselves to mission success. ”


Read more from Joseph Reagan, the Director of Military and Veterans Outreach for Wreaths Across America, by clicking on the button below.

Featured Merchandise

Show your support of Wreaths Across America all year with our 2023 Calendar.


Plan your events and keep track of important military milestones with the WAA calendar, each month a picture from our library!

2023 WAA Calendar

Make sure to follow Wreaths Across America official channels on social media for the most up-to-the-minute news on the mission throughout the year:


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

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