ONLY 36,000 $15 Sponsorships Still Needed to Honor ALL Veterans at Arlington National Cemetery
ARLINGTON, Va. — Dec. 5, 2014 — With six days to go before the Dec. 11 deadline, ONLY 36,000 $15 sponsorships are needed to reach the goal of honoring EVERY veteran buried at Arlington National Cemetery this National Wreaths Across America Day.
This year, the national nonprofit set the lofty goal of honoring all veterans in our Nation’s cemetery in celebration of its 150th Anniversary. The group receives no government funding for this annual tradition, now in its 23rd year. Visit www.wreathsacrossamerica.org to make your $15 wreath sponsorship.
Arlington location coordinator and Wreaths Across America Chairman Wayne Hanson stated, “In years past, as we come to that last wreath to be placed and we look at the empty stones surrounding it, it is so difficult to make the decision of who I will honor, all are so deserving. I hope this isn’t a problem our volunteers have to face this year — I hope this is the year we say ‘Thank You’ to every single one.”
More than 25,000 volunteers are expected to descend on Arlington on Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, to help place 230,000 veterans wreaths and assist Wreaths Across America in its mission to Remember, Honor and Teach.