Wreaths Across America Blog


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 committment 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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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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