21-Day Salute – Day 15

Georgia National Cemetery Location Leader’s Sixth Year


Wreaths Across America (WAA) is enacting a 21-Day Salute, recognizing groups and individuals who exemplify the mission to Remember, Honor and Teach. The organization has a goal to place a wreath at every headstone at Arlington National Cemetery, but they have a dream that people across the country will share the mission of WAA for generations.

A big supporter of giving back to her community, Evanthe Papastathis began her work with WAA in December of 2007, coordinating the event at Georgia National Cemetery in Canton, GA, and consistently raising funds to sponsor wreaths. As a location leader, she says her continued involvement is due to the fact that she believes in the organizations mission. “Remembering and honoring is so important. What we do means so much to the families left behind.”

Something people might not know about WAA, Evanthe says, is that it is a way to honor all heroes and not just specific heroes. It is grass roots effort that relies on personal donations each year. She is surrounded by people each year working toward a common goal, and touches so many lives in the process.

Without the support of location leaders and volunteers across the country, WAA would not be able to fulfill its mission each year.

To speak with Evanthe directly or to learn more about Wreaths Across America and how to donate please contact:

Amber Caron
(207) 513-6457

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