Patriot Pairs Make Wonderful Gifts
Wreaths Across America (WAA) today announces that, for the first time, its Patriot Pairs will now be available through 1-800-Flowers.com to honor and remember our U.S. veterans. Today through Dec. 15, for each Patriot Pair purchased for yourself or a loved one at 1-800-Flowers.com, one wreath will be shipped to the destination of your choosing and a second wreath will be placed on a veteran’s headstone to remember and honor his/her service to our nation through the Wreaths Across America program.
“Patriot Pairs provides the opportunity to send holiday greetings to loved ones, while keeping our veterans and their families in our hearts and minds during the season, ”said Karen Worcester, executive director of Wreaths Across America. “This initiative with 1-800-Flowers.com provides everyone the opportunity to give the gift of remembrance and we are thrilled to be able to offer this to all.”
When a Patriot Pair is purchased, a 24” balsam wreath is delivered to the designated address provided by the purchaser and a second wreath will be placed by a volunteer on the headstone of a veteran on National Wreaths Across America Day – Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018. There are seven wreaths to choose from in support of the seven military branches: Army, Marine Corp, Navy, Coast Guard, Air Force, Merchant Marine and POW/MIA. Each wreath will include a ribbon and commemorative card that includes the history of National Wreaths Across American Day. The sponsored wreaths will be placed in cemeteries across the nation.
Each year, millions of Americans come together on National Wreaths Across America Day to REMEMBER the fallen, HONOR those that serve and their families, and TEACH the next generation about the value of freedom. This gathering of individuals and communities takes place in local and national cemeteries in all 50 states. In 2017 alone, Wreaths Across America and its national network of volunteers laid over 1.5 million veterans' wreaths at 1,433 locations in all 50 U.S. states, at sea, and abroad.
The price for a Patriot Pair is $34.99. They are available for purchase at https://www.1800flowers.com/wreaths-across-america and through the WAA website.