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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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Wreaths Across America Volunteers Honor Heroes in Texas

Wreaths Across America Volunteers Honor Heroes in Texas

"I got to tell Tanner's story and to share that for Patti meant more to me than the whole time I've done these ceremonies.  At that point, I really and truly understood the importance of the ceremony for a family who has lost someone. Our children need to be taught to understand what these families have given up."

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A Hero Hay Ride to Remember our Fallen

A Hero Hay Ride to Remember our Fallen

Many of these balsam fir trees have been selected and tagged as family remembrance trees as part of the Wreaths Across America Stem to Stone Tree Tagging program and our second annual "Hero Hay Ride" is coming right up!

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Taya Kyle on the "Ripple Effect" That is Wreaths Across America

Taya Kyle on the "Ripple Effect" That is Wreaths Across America

Taya spoke about the "beauty through the ashes" her faith has allowed her to see despite her painful loss. She shared her gratitude for the love and support given to her and her children. Here are some video highlights from her presentation explaining how Wreaths Across America exemplifies the "ripple effect of kindness."

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