An Honor from Stem to Stone for Americans With a Love of Country

An Honor from Stem to Stone for Americans With a Love of Country

"All Michael ever wanted to do is join the military and serve the country," explains Gold Star Dad and professional driver Mike Stansbery. Michael Jr. was killed in Iraq in 2010. In this video, you can see how the Stansbery's have been able to honor Michael from Stem to Stone.

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Wreaths Across America Remembers and Honors the Four Chaplains

Wreaths Across America Remembers and Honors the Four Chaplains

"When the ship was opened up by a German U-Boat torpedo it began to take on water and sink. Witnesses report that through the pandemonium four Army Chaplains brought hope in despair and light in darkness."  Read about WAA's tree dedication to the Four Chaplains here.

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Through our Living History Project We Remember, Honor, and Teach

Through our Living History Project We Remember, Honor, and Teach

Wreaths Across America launched its inaugural Living History Project in December of 2016 with the support of stalwart volunteers who believe similarly as Col. Frank Blazich Jr. that "if you don't know where you've been then it's difficult to know where you're going." See video here.

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Service Above Self for 25 Years; Setting an Example by Which to Teach

Service Above Self for 25 Years; Setting an Example by Which to Teach

The mission to honor those who serve and their families is important to Wayne on a deeply personal level. As a Vietnam Veteran, Wayne recalls there was no "welcome home" and the disrespectful treatment returning soldiers received was disheartening. Read more about WAA's Chairman of the Board and his commitment to WAA here.

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Reflections from a Grand Marshal on the Largest Veteran's Parade in the Nation

Reflections from a Grand Marshal on the Largest Veteran's Parade in the Nation

Traveling from eastern Maine to Virginia, the convoy of escort vehicles and tractor-trailer rigs filled with balsam fir remembrance wreaths often stretched for miles as it rolled down the highway stopping at schools, American Legion posts, and other community centers. Citizens lined the streets and overpasses waving flags, holding signs, and shouting "thank you" or rhythmically chanting "USA, USA, USA!" See excerpts from the West Point Sunrise Ceremony here.

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