Wreaths Across America Blog


The Mission to Remember, Honor, and Teach Hits the Road Soon

The Mission to Remember, Honor, and Teach Hits the Road Soon

Each December, the excitement grows in anticipation for the Wreaths Across America escort of remembrance wreaths heading to Arlington National Cemetery from Maine. It has become known as the country’s longest veterans parade, and this year, the weeklong journey kicks off on Saturday, Dec. 10.

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History Comes to Life with Wreaths Across America

History Comes to Life with Wreaths Across America

"If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten"~Kipling

At Wreaths Across America, we know every stone tells a story and our mission to remember, honor, and teach will come to life on National Wreaths Across America Day Saturday, December 17, 2016. Join us for our Inaugural Living History Project.

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A Partnership of Honor and Respect

A Partnership of Honor and Respect

For years, American Gold Star Mothers has played a crucial support role for thousands of families across this country,” said Karen Worcester, executive director of WAA. “This official partnership is truly an honor for me, and I’m eager to start our work together. Our combined efforts will no doubt help to shape and inform the next generation of patriots."

 

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From Stem to Stone; Our Tribute to Law Enforcement

From Stem to Stone; Our Tribute to Law Enforcement

One site recently dedicated is for the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund and trees in that section of the tip land can be selected and tagged for officers who have been killed in the line of duty or who died while serving.

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The Tree is Forever a Symbol of Strength, Resiliency, and New Growth

The Tree is Forever a Symbol of Strength, Resiliency, and New Growth

"Throughout my recovery, I have had amazing experiences I can't explain that have helped me realize with each of my losses I have grown stronger and empowered," Smith said. "It's like the balsam fir tree that has some of its limbs removed in the tipping process to make remembrance wreaths. The tree isn't destroyed in the pruning process; it manages to thrive, flourish, and give back."

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