Recent Messages from Our Supporters

Thank you to all of our supporters for helping us Remember, Honor and Teach. Please read the messages, stories, prayers, memories and other notes written by our supporters, including the most recent shown below.
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A Tribute
by Margaret Sill
For an American hero
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In Memoriam
by Jean Robertson for Alfrez Shuffer, Army, Honored by Wreaths Across America

You are missed!
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In Honor Of
William H Dixon, US Army Lt 11 Airborne Division serving in Korea
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In Lieu of Flowers
by Nancy Kilborn for Aubrey Pridgen, Honored by Wreaths Across America

February 3, 1925 - August 27, 2019 Aubrey Woodrow Pridgen, age 94, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 27th, 2019 and joined his beloved wife Annetta on what would have been their 71st wedding anniversary. Born February 3, 1925 in Snow Hill, North Carolina, Aubrey was the third child of Holden and Anna Hart Pridgen. He worked on the family farm and drove the local school bus until he graduated from Hookerton High School in 1942. He left Greene County and went to Newport News, Virginia to work in the Shipyard for two years where he helped build warships. He entered the United States Navy in 1944 where he was assigned to the USS Battleship West Virginia. He was aboard for all WWII campaigns in the Pacific Theater after the West Virginia was rebuilt from the attack at Pearl Harbor. Campaigns included Leyte Gulf, Suriago Strait, Mindoro, Luzon, Iwo Jima and Okinawa. Aubrey witnessed the raising of the "Stars & Stripes" on Mt. Suribachi, Iwo Jima and he was aboard for the signing of the Japanese surrender in Tokyo Bay on Sept 2, 1945. He was discharged from the Navy with a rank of Fire Controlman 2nd class on May 2, 1946. After the war, Aubrey continued his formal education by attending East Carolina University (ECU) where he received his BS and MA degrees. At ECU he met his future wife Annetta Cavanaugh in the registrar's office and they would be married three months later in 1948. Aubrey was a teacher and then a principal in North Carolina public schools from 1950-1956. In January 1957, he began a second military career which continued for twenty five years. He commissioned in the Army Medical Service Corps with his first tour of duty at Ft Sam Houston, Texas and two years later was assigned duty with the 16th Field Hospital in Vitry Le Francois, France. When French President Charles de Gaulle requested US forces to leave France in May 1959, Aubrey then transferred from the Army to the Air Force and was assigned to USAF Hospital in Wiesbaden, Germany until 1963
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Personal Message
by Mary Hines
Remembering all who served and paid the ultimate sacrifice during the Vietnam War with special gratitude for my fellow American Red Cross "Donut Dollies" who served bravely and with grace in-country between 1965-72. All gave some, Some gave all. God Bless Us Everyone. Mary "Larry" Young Hines, Vietnam 1968-69
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In Memoriam
by Glenn Funaiock for Clifford Dale Nunley, Navy, Honored by Wreaths Across America

Remembering a neighbor and friend who served in the US Navy in the late 1940's RIP Clifford.......
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In Honor Of
by Glenn Funaiock for Henry Funaiock, Navy, Honored by Wreaths Across America

My father, Henry Funaiock, who served aboard the USS St Lo which was sunk 75 years ago during the battle of Leyte Gulf in the Philippine Islands on October 25 1944. He certainly was part of the greatest generation who served his country with pride. RIP Dad.....
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Memory
by Darlene J. for Reed Jarvi, Honored by Wreaths Across America

Not a day goes by that you are not thought of, Reed!!
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In Memoriam
by Margie S.
John Druiett - a good man, a devoted husband, father, grandfather, friend to all he met.
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Prayer
by Joan Stempski
May God Bless all of our current and future military and their families. Prayers also to restore unity & "love your neighbor as yourself" to our entire country.
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In Memoriam
by Dianne Cannestra for Kenneth W. Cannestra, Navy, Honored by Wreaths Across America

Thank you for your service and for being the most wonderful husband in the world.
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In Memoriam for Robert Demore, Marine Corps, Honored by Wreaths Across America

Robert Demore USMC Thank you for your service Dad. Rest in peace. We miss you. Love, your girls

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