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[eNewsletter #159] Never Losing Sight Of The Mission…

From the Wreaths Across America organization.


Never Losing Sight Of The Mission

As you might imagine, this time of year is incredibly busy for our staff and our core volunteers all across the nation. A lot goes into placing over 1.5 million wreaths!
 
First, I want to say thank you to all those who are working so hard. You make the mission go, and mission to honor our veterans and their families, is what is near and dear to all of our hearts. I love your dedication.
 
Second, this week we got a chance to see the new Wreaths Across America video and we think it is a GREAT way to introduce the mission to someone who might never stopped to think about why we honor our veterans. Please share with the people you care about.
 
And lastly, to help make that sharing easier and fun, we decided to run a 100 wreath (plus the toy truck set) drawing, and you can team up with your friends to increase the chances those wreaths will be placed at your participating location of choice. Click the link above to enter for a chance to win and honor at least 100 of your local veterans!
~ Karen Worcester | Executive Director
and the Wreaths Across America Team

Volunteering in Arlington

Volunteering at Arlington National Cemetery? Heres What You Need to Know

Volunteering at Arlington National Cemetery? Here’s What You Need to Know

Wreaths Across America is forever grateful for the thousands of volunteers who place veterans’ remembrance wreaths on the headstones of our fallen as they say their names aloud.
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Trucking Tributes

Wreaths Across Americas "Trucking Tributes" Present Open Loads for the Honor Fleet

Wreaths Across America’s “Trucking Tributes” Present Open Loads for the Honor Fleet

Last year, over 1.2 million wreaths were transported from Columbia Falls, Maine to Arlington National Cemetery and over 1,300 other participating locations.
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Stories For and About Our Veterans

Remembrance Tree Program

Veteran Walking Across Country to Raise Awareness for Homeless Veterans

After almost a decade in the military, one veteran found himself in a financial pinch and on the verge of homelessness. Now, Shane Moore is on a different kind of tour to help others.
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These Guys Just Surprised a Struggling Vet With a New Car

Larry Yake is the fourth Meadville-area veteran to receive a refurbished car from Operation Build Up, a nonprofit based in Lima, New York.

Charlotte Bridge Home Helps Veterans Transition to Civilian Life

Passamaquoddy Army Veterans Honored for Service 

Ninety-nine years after six young men volunteered to fight the Imperial German Army in World War I, their families on Sunday received the official recognition.
Here are the best military photos for the week of November 4th

This Museum in Hawaii Was Built By Pearl Harbor Survivors

The Home of the Brave Museum is a one-of-a-kind treasure trove of artifacts, stories, and memories of those who fought to save our country.

Wreaths Across Americas

Remember, Honor and Teach

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100 Reasons Why We Remember, Honor, and Teach. The Countdown to Wreath Day is On As We Pay Tribute to Our Veterans

At Wreaths Across America, we remember our fallen heroes, honor those who serve and their families, and teach younger generations the value of freedom.
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This Week In Social Media:

What Is Wreaths Across America? | 4:00 Minute Story

What Is Wreaths Across America? | 4:00 Minute Story

Wreaths Across America is a national 501(c)3 with over 1300+ participating locations nationwide, in all 50 states and 24 foreign veteran cemeteries on foreign soil.
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Best Military Photos For the Week of November 11th

Best Military Photos For the Week of November 11th

The military has talented photographers who capture what life as a service member is like during training and at war.
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Korean War POW Earns Medal of Honor for Saving His Unit

Remembrance Tree Program

Remembrance Tree Program.  Here’s the information.
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Wreaths Across America - Official Page

Patriot Pair and Military Tribute Wreaths Started Shipping Last Week!

Two wreaths for one low price. The first wreath will be delivered to the participating location of your choice, to honor one who served and sacrificed. The second wreath will be shipped to your door (or sent as a gift if you choose).
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Wreaths To Honor Veterans And A Toy Truck Block Set (3 different ways to win)!

Win 100 Wreaths To Honor Veterans And A Toy Truck Block Set (3 different ways to win)!

Wreaths Across America wants you to WIN one of three prize drawings for 100 wreaths to honor veterans AND a WAA Toy Truck Block Set! Plus you can help your friends and family win too! It’s…
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Wednesday Webinars

WAA Weekly Webinar

WAA Weekly Webinar

Discussion about #GivingTuesday and PR Resources, with WAA Volunteer Ellen Fuller, and PR Team Leader Amber Caron.
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The 2017 Volunteer Shirts Are Now Available For Orders!

Wear Your Pride - Order Your Volunteer Shirts So They Will Arrive In Time For Wreaths Across America Day

Wear Your Pride – Order Your Volunteer Shirts So They Will Arrive In Time For Wreaths Across America Day

2017 Wreaths Across America Volunteer Shirts Are Here!. Campaign ends Sunday, November 26 in order to deliver all orders before December 16th – National Wreath Day.
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Order Shirts While Available!

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Did you miss one of our recent newsletters? You can see the archive and update your email settings in our new Newsletter Central.

Join us on December 16th (the 3rd Saturday in December), 2017 for National Wreaths Across America Day. Use this map to find a location and sign up to volunteer. Can’t find a location near you? You can start one (adding new locations for 2017)!
Donate or Sign Up To Volunteer
“Remember this…. In truth a person dies twice, once when he stops breathing, and a second time when somebody mentions his or her name for the last time. Join us in December when over one million volunteers nationwide, will say the names of a million fallen out loud, to make sure they will never be forgotten.”

This Week’s Newsletter Is Sponsored By:

Civil Air Patrol

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The Civil Air Patrol Helps Teach Through Living History

The Civil Air Patrol (CAP) introduces many young men and women today to the Air Force and the notion of uniformed service to our nation. The organization is often a stepping stone to…
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Wreaths Across America HQ, 4 Point Street, Columbia Falls, ME 04623

[eNewsletter #158] A Toy That Teaches?

From the Wreaths Across America organization.


11/07/2017 WAA eNewsletter

A Toy Set That Teaches

One of the most interesting stories that was shared with me recently, was when heard about how Dawnette (one of our staff here at WAA HQ) ordered several of the new Toy Truck Sets as gifts for her grandchildren, and as a way of teaching them about the mission to Remember, Honor, and Teach. What a great way to spend quality time with the little ones AND convey a bigger story about those who put it all on the line to protect our freedoms.
In order to reach different generations of Americans, you have to meet them where they are at – and share with them in way that brings the message and the mission home.
And personally, I love that the two little characters who are included in the set to help unload each load of honor and remembrance, are named Max and Lucy – after two of my grandchildren. It makes me one proud grandma!
~ Karen Worcester | Executive Director
and the Wreaths Across America Team
https://donate.wreathsacrossamerica.org/show-my-support/

Trucking Tributes

Wreaths Across Americas "Trucking Tributes" Present Hannaford Transportation

Wreaths Across America’s “Trucking Tributes” Present Hannaford Transportation

“One thing I will never forget is getting into Arlington and it was a cold, rainy day with freezing rain, and I remember looking around at all the empty headstones thinking to myself oh my God how are we going to do this. Then volunteers showed up by the thousands, from ages ten to into their 70’s and even older.”
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Stories For and About Our Veterans

Remembrance Tree Program

Meet the Oldest Living U.S. Veteran

For his first 107 years, Richard Overton lived in relative anonymity. A World War II veteran who fought in the Pacific, he could usually be found post-retirement on the porch of his Austin home.
Welcome

Why Appreciate Military Families?

In honor of Military Apprieciation Month, I created a Top 10 list of the qualities I most appreciate about military families.
Charlotte Bridge Home Helps Veterans Transition to Civilian Life

Charlotte Bridge Home Helps Veterans Transition to Civilian Life

LOGAN CYRUS BRIAN TINKER ENTERED the military at 20, and spent much of the next two years in the 10th Mountain Division 2nd Battalion.
Here are the best military photos for the week of November 4th

Here Are the Best Military Photos For the Week of November 4th

The military has talented photographers who capture what life as a service member is like during training and at war. Here are their best photos this week.

Wreaths Across Americas

An Uplifting Ceremony

Wreaths Across America - Official Page

Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Dedicates Rooms for Two “Angels”

“I remember back then when we were told several times Vincent wouldn’t make it through the night and I went to the chapel and said, ‘God is there anything I can do to change your mind?
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Important Dates To Remember

Marine Corps Birthday

Marine Corps Birthday November 10th

Happy Veterans DayNovember 11th

Veterans Day
November 11th

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Shop for everyone on your gift list this holiday at https://smile.amazon.com/ and Amazon donates to Wreaths Across America.

This Week In Social Media:

Wreath of Lights

Wreath of Lights

Thirty-four light bulbs on a 5-foot wreath with 100 light bulbs were lit on Wednesday in Dakota Square Mall as part of the local Wreaths Across America campaign.
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Korean War POW Earns Medal of Honor for Saving His Unit

Military Family Appreciation Month

Thank you this Military Family Appreciation Month and every month. #JoinTheMission
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Wreaths Across America - Official Page

Patriot Pair and Military Tribute Wreaths Start Shipping Next Week!

Two wreaths for one low price. The first wreath will be delivered to the participating location of your choice, to honor one who served and sacrificed. The second wreath will be shipped to your door (or sent as a gift if you choose).
Order My Wreaths Now!
Honoring the Service of Americas Veterans

Honoring the Service of America’s Veterans

Every year, thousands of Americans come together to honor deceased veterans in a most symbolic way – reverently placing Christmas wreaths on grave markers in thanks and recognition.
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Perdue Truckers to Conduct Wreaths Across America Ceremony

Perdue Truckers to Conduct Wreaths Across America Ceremony

The annual Wreaths Across America (WAA) escort to Arlington National Cemetery will stop in Salisbury on Thursday, Dec. 14 to join Perdue Farms.
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Wednesday Webinars

WAA Weekly Webinar

WAA Weekly Webinar – Gold Star Parents Do More Honor Those We’ve Lost

Voices of Our Volunteers Interview with Donna Kleman of Abilene Municipal Cemetery, surviving families, and why our families want to know they will be remembered.
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The 2017 Volunteer Shirts Are Now Available For Orders!

Wear Your Pride - Order Your Volunteer Shirts So They Will Arrive In Time For Wreaths Across America Day

Wear Your Pride – Order Your Volunteer Shirts So They Will Arrive In Time For Wreaths Across America Day

2017 Wreaths Across America Volunteer Shirts Are Here!. Campaign ends Sunday, November 26 in order to deliver all orders before December 16th – National Wreath Day. Help us meet our fundraising goal of 250 shirts!
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Order Shirts Now!

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Did you miss one of our recent newsletters? You can see the archive and update your email settings in our new Newsletter Central.

Join us on December 16th (the 3rd Saturday in December), 2017 for National Wreaths Across America Day. Use this map to find a location and sign up to volunteer. Can’t find a location near you? You can start one (adding new locations for 2017)!
Donate or Sign Up To Volunteer
“Remember this…. In truth a person dies twice, once when he stops breathing, and a second time when somebody mentions his or her name for the last time. Join us in December when over one million volunteers nationwide, will say the names of a million fallen out loud, to make sure they will never be forgotten.”

This Week’s Newsletter Is Sponsored By:

Pilot Flying J Truckstops

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Wreaths Across America’s “Trucking Tributes” Present Wendy Hamilton and Pilot Flying J

Not all of our trucking industry partners are what we refer to as rolling ambassadors. Some are quite stationary in fact, but their dedication and commitment to the Wreaths Across America mission to remember our fallen, honor those who currently serve, and teach younger generations the value of freedom is unparalleled.

Enter Wendy Hamilton who’s the Senior Manager of Sales Marketing for Pilot Flying J a series of almost seven-hundred travel center across the United States and Canada.
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Wreaths Across America HQ, 4 Point Street, Columbia Falls, ME 04623

[eNewsletter #157] What to say to your friends…

From the Wreaths Across America organization.


10/24/2017 WAA eNewsletter

What To Say To Your Friends

At Wreaths Across America HQ, we so live the mission to Remember, Honor, and Teach each day… that we sometimes feel surprised when we meet someone who has never heard of the wreath-laying tradition before.
But in the world of mission-driven, veteran service organizations, even with our over one million volunteers we are still pretty young and like the new kids on the block.
So how would you explain Wreaths Across America to your neighbor, coworker, of a visiting family member?
We have a new video (only 30 seconds long) down below, which says a lot about the mission, in a few words. And did you know that with our new website, when you sponsor a wreath you can now invite your friends (free with email and $2 with a card) to join you, and share the wreath-laying experience – together?
Introduce Wreaths Across America to someone you love, and they will thank you for it. We are Americans. We are One.
~ Karen Worcester | Executive Director
and the Wreaths Across America Team
What Is Wreaths Across America? | 30 Second Spot

What Is Wreaths Across America? | 30 Second Spot

Wreaths Across America is a national 501(c)3 with over 1300+ participating locations nationwide, in all 50 states and 24 foreign veteran cemeteries on foreign soil.
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Stories For and About Our Veterans

Remembrance Tree Program

Wreaths Across America

Today marks 47 days until December 16, 2017, National Wreaths Across America Day. We have had the privilege of sharing stories with you from our dedicated volunteers across the nation about…
Welcome

Thanking Our Vets

Wreaths Across America-Houston Project is a non-profit organization dedicated to honoring and thanking our veterans for their service and sacrifice. Their mission – Remember. Honor. Teach.
"Free Open To the Public " Wreaths Across America Ceremony at Greenlawn 

“Free Open To the Public ” Wreaths Across America Ceremony at Greenlawn 

This is our 5th year in Salem Hosting Wreaths Across America at Greenlawn Cemetery. We encourage you to attend and Participate in the ceremony it is Free of cha
Wreaths Across Americas

Wreaths Across America’s “Trucking Tributes” Present the Rolling Ambassadors Opportunity

Motivated and dedicated patriots across the country and at locations overseas power the Maine-based nonprofit organization. The mission to remember, honor, and teach is carried out daily.

Wreaths Across America - Official Page

100 Reasons Why We Remember, Honor and Teach. The Countdown to Wreath Day is On

“As part of our Wreaths Across America project, we work with the Boy Scouts, the Girl Scouts, the Explorers, Young Marines, and sometimes 4H members,” Mike explains.
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This Week In Social Media:

Florida Man Spends His One Day Off Cleaning Veterans Tombstones

20 Amazing Vintage Photographs of American Troops During World War I

It was 100 years ago this year that the United States officially entered World War I, when Congress voted to declare war on Germany on April 6, 1917. After more than two years of trying to…
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World War II survivor, 84, finally receives high school diploma

Iconic ‘Lone Sailor’ Now Greets Visitors to Pearl Harbor

By Katie Lange Defense Media Activity You may recognize him – a lone sailor, bundled in his button-down coat, a sea bag by his side, gazing into the distance. The bronze statue of the Lone…
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Former Soldier Trekking to Four Corners of Lower 48 to Call Attention to PTSD

Former Soldier Trekking to Four Corners of Lower 48 to Call Attention to PTSD

Eli Smith, a veteran from Ohio, has spent almost a year hiking from Florida to California and up to Washington in an effort to walk to the four corners of the United States to raise…
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Korean War POW Earns Medal of Honor for Saving His Unit

General John Kelly’s Speech About Two Marines in the Path of a Truck Bomb

Eight years ago, two Marines from two different walks of life who had literally just met were told to stand guard in front of their outpost’s entry-control point. Minutes later, they were…
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Wednesday Webinars

WAA Weekly Webinar - New Website Updates!

WAA Weekly Webinar – New Website Updates!

In this week’s webinar with Tobin and Courtney, we talked about updates to the new WAA website, and how it is going to make it SO much easier for our supporters to add merchandise to our sponsorships, and for our location coordinators to get the information they need about grave specific requests.
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Wishing You A Safe And Happy Halloween – Remember The Families Who Are Not Able To Celebrate Together Tonight!

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The 2017 Volunteer Shirts Are Now Available For Orders!

Wear Your Pride - Order Your Volunteer Shirts So They Will Arrive In Time For Wreaths Across America Day

Wear Your Pride – Order Your Volunteer Shirts So They Will Arrive In Time For Wreaths Across America Day

2017 Wreaths Across America Volunteer Shirts Are Here!. Campaign ends Sunday, November 26 in order to deliver all orders before December 16th – National Wreath Day. Help us meet our fundraising goal of 250 shirts!
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Order Shirts Now!

We would love to hear from you on any of these channels:

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Do you know of a patriotic story for or about our veterans, that we should be sharing? We would love to hear it!

You can submit the basic details here, and we will follow up with you.
Note: Have you ever had a conversation with a “reporter-bot?” We set this up to collect stories 24/7 or whenever it is convenient for you, and then the WAA Social Media Team can join the conversation. We look forward to hearing from you!

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While Supplies Last

Did You Order Your Wreath Carrying Truck Block Set?

Did You Order Your Wreath Carrying Truck Block Set?

Since last week, we received hundreds of orders on this limited time, WAA-branded Wreath Delivery Tractor Trailer Set. This is new in 2017 but we only have a limited number in inventory and available before the holidays, so order now if you want to make sure you get one!
Order This Toy Truck Set

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Did you miss one of our recent newsletters? You can see the archive and update your email settings in our new Newsletter Central.

Join us on December 16th (the 3rd Saturday in December), 2017 for National Wreaths Across America Day. Use this map to find a location and sign up to volunteer. Can’t find a location near you? You can start one (adding new locations for 2017)!
Donate or Sign Up To Volunteer
“Remember this…. In truth a person dies twice, once when he stops breathing, and a second time when somebody mentions his or her name for the last time. Join us in December when over one million volunteers nationwide, will say the names of a million fallen out loud, to make sure they will never be forgotten.”

This Week’s Newsletter Is Sponsored By:

Fastport

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FASTPORT Encourages Industry Leaders to Join Wreaths Across America Mission to Honor, Remember and Teach

To support the Wreaths Across America mission to Honor, Remember and Teach, FASTPORT encouraged over 40 industry-leading companies to join the annual wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington…
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10/24/2017 WAA eNewsletter
Wreaths Across America HQ, 4 Point Street, Columbia Falls, ME 04623

[eNewsletter #156] Voices of our volunteers…

From the Wreaths Across America organization.


10/24/2017 WAA eNewsletter

Voices Of Our Volunteers

Each week this fall, I have been impressed as we have uncovered more and more amazing stories of our WAA volunteers all across this great land.

Just like you, they are community leaders, business owners, professionals, and even school children – all doing what they know how to do, to show our military families how much we appreciate the sacrifices that are being made every single day.
It warms my heart when I think about how the wreath-laying tradition got its start over twenty-five years ago, when my husband, Morrill Worcester, who humbly describes himself as “just a wreath maker from Maine” did what he knew how to do, to show his appreciation.
And look at what it has become – thru the efforts of volunteers! Each single wreath that gets placed, becomes a catalyst. Families that might never otherwise meet, make a connection when the wreaths are laid, and the names are spoken out loud.
We each give so little, in comparison to the years of service and sacrifices made to protect our freedoms. But I could not be more proud of our nationwide network of volunteers. You make us all – better for the experience.
We hope to see you placing a wreath, saying thank you, and saying those names this December.
~ Karen Worcester | Executive Director
and the Wreaths Across America Team
Wreaths Across Americas "Trucking Tributes" Present Big G Express

Wreaths Across America’s “Trucking Tributes” Present Big G Express

Wreaths Across America receives no government funding to support operations. M Placing fresh, hand-made balsam remembrance wreaths on the headstones of veterans across the country in…
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100 Reasons Why We Remember, Honor, and Teach. Saying Goodbye to a Friend and Patriot

100 Reasons Why We Remember, Honor, and Teach. Saying Goodbye to a Friend and Patriot

Death, no matter when or how it comes, is an inevitable part of life, yet we’re never prepared to say goodbye to a family member or friend. This month, we had to do just that. We said,…
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More Stories For and About Our Veterans

The Countdown to Wreath Day 2017 Continues

The Countdown to Wreath Day 2017 Continues

“We have a dedicated group of compassionate people who come together to help military veterans,” Rebecca explains.
Remembrance Tree Program

Remembrance Tree Program

Do you know about about WAA’s Remembrance Tree Program, what we like to call ‘Stem To Stone’ as a way to honor our service men and women with a living memorial tree?
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Volunteers Needed to Place Wreaths at Arlington National Cemetery

Wreaths Across America wants you to take action and help place holiday wreaths at Arlington National Cemetery this December.
Wreaths Across America 

Wreaths Across America 

Each day on our Facebook page, we #SayTheirNames, honor their service and sacrifice. The Roll Call of men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice continues. We will not forget.
Wreaths Across Americas "Trucking Tributes" Present Schneider

Wreaths Across America’s “Trucking Tributes” Present Schneider

In the late 60’s, Al’s son Don started to move the company forward. Don served in the U.S. Army as a field artillery officer before earning his Master’s degree and becoming Schneider’s CEO.

Order This Limited Time Offer For The Rolling Ambassador Program

National nonprofit Wreaths Across America announces a new sponsorship opportunity – Rolling Ambassadors – available to professional truck drivers, bikers and all those whose living finds them traveling our nation’s highways.
Building Block / Wreath Education Kit

Support With A Rolling Ambassadors Package

In total, you will receive:- a sweatshirt – a baseball hat – a lapel pin- a coupon for $25 off purchase of a Patriot Pair – a Rolling Ambassador Card – a thank you certificate – a Share The Mission Card – an honorable mention on Wreath Across America’s Facebook page during convoy week!
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This Week In Social Media:

Florida Man Spends His One Day Off Cleaning Veterans Tombstones

Neglected Monuments are Getting Spruced Up

NEWPORT, R.I. – A World War I monument in Rhode Island no longer bears the names of soldiers who died fighting; the bronze plaques were stolen decades ago.
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World War II survivor, 84, finally receives high school diploma

Wish You Were Here – Six-String Soldiers

Written by Roger Waters and David Gilmour. The Six-String Soldiers perform the Pink Floyd classic live on location in Patapsco Valley State Park, Maryland.
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This Soldier Who Joined the Military at Age 58 Will Inspire You

This Soldier Who Joined the Military at Age 58 Will Inspire You

In 2013 – on the cusp of officially becoming a senior citizen – Dr. Frederick Lough swore in to become an active duty soldier. But that’s not where his military career began.
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Korean War POW Earns Medal of Honor for Saving His Unit

Meet the Veteran Who Builds Tiny Houses for Other Vets in Need

When Donnie Davis kept hearing the alarming suicide statistics for veterans afflicted with post-traumatic stress disorder, he decided to do something about it.
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This Week’s History Lesson

U.S. President Pledges Support to South Vietnam - Oct 24, 1954 

U.S. President Pledges Support to South Vietnam – Oct 24, 1954 

President Eisenhower pledges support to Diem’s government and military forces. Eisenhower wrote to South Vietnamese President Ngo Dinh Diem and promised direct assistance to his government.
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Remember, Honor, Teach

Wreaths Across America Remembers

Wreaths Across America Remembers

Thank you to our friends at Truckload Carriers Association for this beautiful video tribute! #RememberHonorTeach
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We would love to hear from you on any of these channels:

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Do you know of a patriotic story for or about our veterans, that we should be sharing? We would love to hear it!

You can submit the basic details here, and we will follow up with you.
Note: Have you ever had a conversation with a “reporter-bot?” We set this up to collect stories 24/7 or whenever it is convenient for you, and then the WAA Social Media Team can join the conversation. We look forward to hearing from you!

Mark Your Calendars:

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While Supplies Last

Did You Order Your Wreath Carrying Truck Block Set?

Did You Order Your Wreath Carrying Truck Block Set?

Since last week, we received hundreds of orders on this limited time, WAA-branded Wreath Delivery Tractor Trailer Set. This is new in 2017 but we only have a limited number in inventory and available before the holidays, so order now if you want to make sure you get one!
Order This Toy Truck Set

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Did you miss one of our recent newsletters? You can see the archive and update your email settings in our new Newsletter Central.

Join us on December 16th (the 3rd Saturday in December), 2017 for National Wreaths Across America Day. Use this map to find a location and sign up to volunteer. Can’t find a location near you? You can start one (adding new locations for 2017)!
Donate or Sign Up To Volunteer
“Remember this…. In truth a person dies twice, once when he stops breathing, and a second time when somebody mentions his or her name for the last time. Join us in December when over one million volunteers nationwide, will say the names of a million fallen out loud, to make sure they will never be forgotten.”

This Week’s Newsletter Is Sponsored By:

The Chris Kyle Frog Foundation

Taya Kyle on the

Taya Kyle on the “Ripple Effect” That is Wreaths Across America

Since first meeting the Worcester family and the Wreaths Across America (WAA) team last fall, Taya Kyle, Founder and Executive Director of Chris Kyle Frog Foundation (CKFF), was impressed with WAA’s “ripple effect of kindness”.  It quickly became apparent that both national nonprofits shared the same patriotic mission of honoring and respecting our military veterans and their families.
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10/24/2017 WAA eNewsletter
Wreaths Across America HQ, 4 Point Street, Columbia Falls, ME 04623

[Wreaths Across America eNewsletter #155] Only 60 days until Wreath Day

From the Wreaths Across America organization.


10/17/2017 WAA eNewsletter

Only 60 More Days Until Wreath Day

Seems like each new week has brought unprecedented events and prayers for our neighbors, from our Islands and southern states to the fires out west.

We are thinking of and praying for all Americans. America is strong. Seventy five years ago, the greatest generation answered the call, and on many occasions since – brave Americans have led the way into the fray. Whole families suffered through the winter at Valley Forge, as witness to the of this new nation.
We are Americans, and we are proud of your relentless spirit and your kindness shown towards those who are suffering. It is amazing to think that in just 60 days, volunteers all across our country will convene to place a wreath – and let those who serve and sacrifice know, we will always remember, and never forget.
Because that is the mission of Wreaths Across America… to Remember, Honor, and Teach. My fellow Americans, you deserve nothing less.
We hope you will enjoy this week’s collection of news and updates!

WAA News This Week

Wreaths Across Americas "Trucking Tributes" Present the Rolling Ambassadors Opportunity

Wreaths Across America’s “Trucking Tributes” Present the Rolling Ambassadors Opportunity

Motivated and dedicated patriots across the country and at locations overseas power the Maine-based nonprofit organization. The mission to remember, honor, and teach is carried out daily by.
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100 Reasons Why We Remember, Honor, and Teach. The Countdown to Wreath Day 2017 Continues

100 Reasons Why We Remember, Honor, and Teach. The Countdown to Wreath Day 2017 Continues

“We have a dedicated group of compassionate people who come together to help military veterans,” Rebecca explains. “If someone reaches out to us and says ‘hey we need help getting a…
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New Rolling Ambassador Program

National nonprofit Wreaths Across America announces a new sponsorship opportunity – Rolling Ambassadors – available to professional truck drivers, bikers and all those whose living finds them traveling our nation’s highways.
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Support With A Rolling Ambassadors Package

In total, you will receive:- a sweatshirt – a baseball hat – a lapel pin- a coupon for $25 off purchase of a Patriot Pair – a Rolling Ambassador Card – a thank you certificate – a Share The Mission Card – an honorable mention on Wreath Across America’s Facebook page during convoy week!
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This Week From Social Media:

Florida Man Spends His One Day Off Cleaning Veterans Tombstones

Maine Roofers Pausing For National Anthem Goes Viral

A photo of three Maine roofers who paused while the national anthem played at a high school next to their job site has gone viral.
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World War II survivor, 84, finally receives high school diploma

Share To Join The WAA Mission

Will you #JoinTheMission? Share your story. You can learn more at buff.ly/2ybu9oX
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Remembering Past Events

Remembering Past Events

As we #CountdownToWreathDay, we reminisce about past WAA Day events, including 2016 at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery – such a fantastic turn out! Thank you to all of our supporters.
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Korean War POW Earns Medal of Honor for Saving His Unit

Fort Kent Native Runs to Honor Fallen Soldiers

The sidewalks of downtown Fort Kent are a popular place for parents to push strollers and runners to get in a good workout during northern Maine’s milder months.
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This Week’s History Lesson

U.S. President Pledges Support to South Vietnam - Oct 24, 1954 

U.S. President Pledges Support to South Vietnam – Oct 24, 1954 

President Eisenhower pledges support to Diem’s government and military forces. Eisenhower wrote to South Vietnamese President Ngo Dinh Diem and promised direct assistance to his government.
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Countdown To Wreath Day Webinars:

New Upgrades To The Website Preview!

New Upgrades To The Website Preview!

Update On New Website Additions – Interview with Courtney Stroman
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Marnie Torres Takes Over As Host Today

Marnie Torres Takes Over As Host Today

CountdownToWreathDay Interview with WAA Volunteer Charlene Moses
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Voices of Our Volunteers - With Tobin Slaven

Voices of Our Volunteers – With Tobin Slaven

Interview with Diana Pitts of Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery
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We would love to hear from you on any of these channels:

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Wreaths Across Americas Living History Project 2017

Wreaths Across America’s Living History Project 2017

Wreaths Across America launched its Living History Project in 2016 in Arlington National Cemetery. Volunteers are now being recruited for 2017.
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Do you know of a patriotic story for or about our veterans, that we should be sharing? We would love to hear it!

You can submit the basic details here, and we will follow up with you.
Note: Have you ever had a conversation with a “reporter-bot?” We set this up to collect stories 24/7 or whenever it is convenient for you, and then the WAA Social Media Team can join the conversation. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Did You Order Your Wreath Carrying Truck Block Set?

Did You Order Your Wreath Carrying Truck Block Set?

Since last week, we received hundreds of orders on this limited time, WAA-branded Wreath Delivery Tractor Trailer Set. This is new in 2017 but we only have a limited number in inventory and available before the holidays, so order now if you want to make sure you get one!
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Did you miss one of our recent newsletters? You can see the archive and update your email settings in our new Newsletter Central.

Join us on December 16th (the 3rd Saturday in December), 2017 for National Wreaths Across America Day. Use this map to find a location and sign up to volunteer. Can’t find a location near you? You can start one (adding new locations for 2017)!
Donate or Sign Up To Volunteer
“Remember this…. In truth a person dies twice, once when he stops breathing, and a second time when somebody mentions his or her name for the last time. Join us in December when over one million volunteers nationwide, will say the names of a million fallen out loud, to make sure they will never be forgotten.”

This Week’s Newsletter Is Sponsored By:

Chevrolet Dealers of New England

#ChevySalutes Wreaths Across America and Our Military Military Families

#ChevySalutes Wreaths Across America and Our Military Military Families

Wreaths Across America was founded by Karen and Morrill Worcester to honor fallen soldiers during the holiday season. And volunteers like Lorna and Scott Harris help make it all possible….
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10/17/2017 WAA eNewsletter
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🚛 [Wreaths Across America eNewsletter #154] Limited Edition Wreath Carrying Truck Toy…

From the Wreaths Across America organization.


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Delivering Truckloads of Respect

Each holiday season WAA’s “Honor Fleet” of over 300 volunteer drivers and Trucks deliver “truckloads of respect” filled with more than a million Remembrance Wreaths to be placed on veterans graves all over the Country.

This year WAA is offering a gift opportunity for our youngest supporters that teaches not only the Remember Honor Teach mission but the spirit of volunteerism with our building block wreath delivery truck paired with a veterans wreath.

~ Rob & Sarah Worcester – Transportation & Logistics Coordinators
& The Wreaths Across America Team
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Limited Edition “Wreath Carrying Truck” Building Block Set – (While Supplies Last)

Each year, because of the efforts made by the generous trucking company owners and hundreds of professional drivers who volunteer their time, Wreaths Across America is able to honor our nation’s fallen heroes. Each truck and driver is responsible for carrying thousands of remembrance wreaths to one of Wreaths Across America more than 1,200 participating cemeteries across the United States.

Wreaths Across America is committed to teaching younger generations about the value of their freedoms and the importance of honoring those who sacrificed so much to protect those freedoms. This limited edition block set also places a wreath at a cemetery which provides you with a excellent teaching tool for a child.
Price $59.99 plus shipping. Block set will be shipped separately from other WAA orders. Pre-order now for Christmas delivery. LEGO®compatible.
Remember our fallen U.S. veterans. Honor those who serve. Teach your children the value of freedom.
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Recognizing Our Partners

The Civil Air Patrol Helps Teach Through Living History

The Civil Air Patrol Helps Teach Through Living History

The Civil Air Patrol (CAP) introduces many young men and women today to the Air Force and the notion of uniformed service to our nation.
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Wreaths Across Americas "Trucking Tributes" Present Schneider

Wreaths Across America’s “Trucking Tributes” Present Schneider

When Al Schneider sold the family car and bought a truck 82 years ago, he turned to his fellow National Guard unit members as the company’s first employees.
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In March 1794 Congress responded by calling for the construction of a half-dozen frigates. And, once again, the United States had a navy. Although the Continental navy was later dismantled, October 13, 1775 remains the U.S. Navy’s official birthday.
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Did You Know? WAA In The News…

You Can Join in the Remembrance and Tribute to Liberation...

Land Donation For New National VA Cemetery will Help Maine Veterans

A national cemetery will be located in Washington County thanks to a donation by Worcester holdings. The company is donating more than six acres of land to establish a national cemetery.
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Freedom Isn’t Free

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Westpoint Alumni Glee Club Teaches History Through Music

Freedom Isn’t Free is a dynamic and inspirational musical journey of the men and women who have fought the nation’s wars and how those same men and women, as veterans, have helped to shape the nation and its destiny.
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This Week in Social Media:

Florida Man Spends His One Day Off Cleaning Veterans Tombstones

Best Military Photos For The Week of October 7th

The military has talented photographers who capture what life as a service member is like during training and at war. Here are their best photos this week.
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World War II survivor, 84, finally receives high school diploma

Daring Navy SEAL Dies in CA Skydiving Accident

A highly-decorated Navy SEAL, Cmdr. Seth Stone, was killed in a skydiving accident on Sept. 30. in Perris in Riverside County.
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Babys Gender Revealed For Wife Of Fallen Soldier

Baby’s Gender Revealed For Wife Of Fallen Soldier

The wife of a fallen Fort Bragg soldier was just six weeks pregnant when she found out she would never see her husband again.
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Korean War POW Earns Medal of Honor for Saving His Unit

Interview with a Three War Veteran

Three war veteran Virgil Ward, and his wife Merry Ward talk about his experiences throughout his military career.
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Every weekday on Wreaths Across America Radio, we give thanks to a different trucking professional who donates time and effort to our mission! Tune In: https://buff.ly/2vPhzZ8
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Wednesday Webinars:

100 Reasons Why Interview

100 Reasons Why Interview

#CountdownToWreathDay Interview with Marilyn Tully of Beechwoods Cemetery, PA
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Voices Of Our Volunteers

Voices Of Our Volunteers

CountdownToWreathDay Interview with Harry Rathsam of Long Island National Cemetery
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We would love to hear from you on any of these channels:

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Do you know of a patriotic story for or about our veterans, that we should be sharing? We would love to hear it!

You can submit the basic details here, and we will follow up with you.
Note: Have you ever had a conversation with a “reporter-bot?” We set this up to collect stories 24/7 or whenever it is convenient for you, and then the WAA Social Media Team can join the conversation. We look forward to hearing from you!

Mark Your Calendars:

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Did you miss one of our recent newsletters? You can see the archive and update your email settings in our new Newsletter Central.

Join us on December 16th (the 3rd Saturday in December), 2017 for National Wreaths Across America Day. Use this map to find a location and sign up to volunteer. Can’t find a location near you? You can start one (adding new locations for 2017)!
Donate or Sign Up To Volunteer
“Remember this…. In truth a person dies twice, once when he stops breathing, and a second time when somebody mentions his or her name for the last time. Join us in December when over one million volunteers nationwide, will say the names of a million fallen out loud, to make sure they will never be forgotten.”

This Week’s Newsletter Is Sponsored By:

Worcester Wreath Company

What is a Veteran Wreath

What is a Veteran Wreath

In this video, WAA Founder Morrill Worcester explains the significance and symbolism of a veterans wreath, and shows how it is made with the same love and consideration to honor those who serve and sacrifice.
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10/10/2017 WAA eNewsletter
Wreaths Across America · PO Box 249 · 4 Point Street · Columbia Falls, ME 04623 · USA

[Wreaths Across America eNewsletter #150] Voices of our volunteers…

From the Wreaths Across America organization.


Copy of 06/20/2017 WAA eNewsletter - Weekly

Voices Of Our Volunteers

This week we saw with pride that WAA volunteer and veteran of three wars (WWII, Korea, and Vietnam) Carmine Pecorelli is being honored by his Alma Mater, The Citadel.

Some readers may recognize Carmine for his amazing story (video), and ability to connect with the younger generations of Wreaths Across America supporters.
It reminded me how fortunate we are to have such hard working, dedicated volunteers all across the Nation, focused on this mission to Remember, Honor, and Teach.
Have you signed up as a volunteer to participate this December? It is a great way to get updates and event details for your local community. You can see a map (search by your town or zip code) of our 1300+ participating locations to sign up near you – and let others know you are on the mission too!
~ Karen Worcester – Executive Director
& The Wreaths Across America Team
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Trucking Tributes:

Wreaths Across Americas

Wreaths Across America’s “Trucking Tributes” Present Hartt Transportation Systems, Inc.

“It’s heart-wrenching to see that and participate in that, Rick shares. “To see all the mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, aunts, and uncles waiting there to have a wreath to place on their family member’s headstone, there are just no words for it, none.”
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100 Reasons Why:

You Can Join in the Remembrance and Tribute to Liberation...

100 Reasons Why We Remember, Honor, and Teach; Countdown to Wreath Day 2017 With American Gold Star Mothers

“My story is a little different because my son Justin was killed in a non-combat related friendly fire incident,” Sue explains. ” It was an accident.
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Wednesday Webinars:

Wreaths Across America - Official Page

WAA Wednesday Webinar – #CountdownToWreathDay

CountDownToWreathDay Interview with WAA’s Karen Worcester and Tobin Slaven.
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This Week in Social Media:

This is How Some Veterans Reacted During the Las Vegas Shooting

This is How Some Veterans Reacted During the Las Vegas Shooting

When a gunman opened fire on a country music festival in Las Vegas, many veterans rose to the call to render aid to the victims.
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Korean War POW Earns Medal of Honor for Saving His Unit

A Group of Sailors and Soldiers are Going to Play Baseball Like it’s WW1

Sailors and soldiers will don flannel uniforms and play baseball by century-old rules to recreate the US Army versus Navy games from World War I.
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We would love to hear from you on any of these channels:

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Florida Man Spends His One Day Off Cleaning Veterans Tombstones

80 WWII and Korea Veterans Experience D.C. For Honor Flight

Several local veterans took part in an “honor flight” Saturday to Washington D.C. to take in war memorials and monuments representing United States military experience.
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World War II survivor, 84, finally receives high school diploma

This Group Believes in the Power of Pups to Treat Vets’ Invisible Wounds

The idea of using a service dog for psychiatric or emotional reasons is relatively new. That’s all changing thanks to a demand for more alternative treatments to address PTSD.
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Did You Know? In 1968, North Korea Captured A U.S. War Ship And Tortured The 82 Sailors On Board

Did You Know? In 1968, North Korea Captured A U.S. War Ship And Tortured The 82 Sailors On Board

The USS Pueblo is still being held in Pyongyang By the time White House aides woke President Lyndon B. Johnson in the middle of the night on January 23, 1968, it was already too…
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Do you know of a patriotic story for or about our veterans, that we should be sharing? We would love to hear it!

You can submit the basic details here, and we will follow up with you.
Note: Have you ever had a conversation with a “reporter-bot?” We set this up to collect stories 24/7 or whenever it is convenient for you, and then the WAA Social Media Team can join the conversation. We look forward to hearing from you!

Mark Your Calendars:

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Did you miss one of our recent newsletters? You can see the archive and update your email settings (there is a MONTHLY or a WEEKLY option) in our new Newsletter Central.

Join us on December 16th (the 3rd Saturday in December), 2017 for National Wreaths Across America Day. Use this map to find a location and sign up to volunteer. Can’t find a location near you? You can start one (adding new locations for 2017)!
Donate or Sign Up To Volunteer
“Remember this…. In truth a person dies twice, once when he stops breathing, and a second time when somebody mentions his or her name for the last time. Join us in December when over one million volunteers nationwide, will say the names of a million fallen out loud, to make sure they will never be forgotten.”

This Week’s Newsletter Is Sponsored By:

CBS Radio & The FreshFM Team

Mission Accomplished: Fresh Family Volunteers on Wreaths Across America Day at Arlington

Mission Accomplished: Fresh Family Volunteers on Wreaths Across America Day at Arlington

An icy, cold and rainy Saturday morning quickly thawed with the warmth of the Fresh Family members who showed up in full force for Wreaths Across America. At Tommy McFly’s count, more than 260 volunteers met The Tommy Show to set donated wreaths at the headstones of those laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery.
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