Welcome to the Hiring Our Heroes Wreaths Across America Page.
Every December thousands of volunteers participate in Wreaths Across America, laying wreaths at veteran cemeteries across the country. Their focus is to carry out the organization's central goals: “REMEMBER the Fallen. . . HONOR those who Serve. . . TEACH our children the value of Freedom."
Wreaths Across America traces its history back to 1992 when the first 5,000 wreaths were donated by Morrill Worcester, owner of the Worcester Wreath Company of Harrington, Maine. Today, Wreaths Across America has grown to become a national nonprofit organization that comprises more than 1,500 fundraising groups in all 50 states. Each year more than 1,200 participating locations, including Arlington National Cemetery, receive a combined total of more than 1.2 million donated wreaths, each of which is placed on a veteran's headstone.
This year Hiring Our Heroes is joining the effort to procure the wreaths that will be placed on National Wreaths Across America Day, which will be observed on Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 8:30 AM.
Please help us honor and remember as many fallen heroes as possible by sponsoring remembrance wreaths, volunteering on Wreaths Day, or inviting your family and friends to attend with you.
Thank you so much for supporting Hiring Our Heroes and Wreaths Across America as we REMEMBER the Fallen. . . HONOR those who Serve. . . and TEACH our children the value of Freedom.
August 2019 Fundraising and Location Templates
As we enter the early fall season, many of you have already begun ramping up fundraising efforts; making bigger asks for sponsorships, hosting more events, etc. We wanted to make that huge task a little easier with a few template letters for your guidance....
In Honor Of
by Gillian Bush for Paul Bush, Marine Corps, Gunnery Sergeant, Served From 2003 to 2019, Born 05/01/85, Passed On 03/31/19,
by Kim H. for James H Huffman, Army, PFC, Honored by Camp Nelson National Cemetery
501 N Guadalupe St
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Click here for the Santa Fe National Cemetery Page
Directions to Cemetery
Navigation systems do an adequate job finding the Santa Fe National Cemetery at 501 N. Guadalupe Street, Santa Fe 87501. When you arrive, Civil Air Patrol Cadets will direct you to the areas for parking and to the site of the ceremony itself.
Parking InstructionsCivil Air Patrol cadets and volunteers will direct you to where to park at this cemetery. There is ample parking available.
Ceremony and Volunteer Information
We are happy that you are willing to help with our Wreath Across America ceremony at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Please do not forget to register to volunteer! That way you will get all updates about the cemetery itself.
Here are some things to remember about the ceremony:
- Everyone of all ages and backgrounds is welcome.
- Ceremonies around the world will be starting at the same moment, so please be on time.
- Please help ensure that all participants get the opportunity to place a wreath.
- Please follow the location coordinators instructions on where to place wreaths, as well as "how" they should be placed.
- It may be cold and windy on that day. Dress warmly and wear sturdy shoes, hat and have gloves.
- We especially appreciate volunteers willing to help clean-up. Please check in with the location coordinator if you are interested in helping with the clean-up in January.
The most important thing to remember is to have a wonderful experience participating in the ceremony and thank you so much for help Wreaths achieve our mission to remember, honor and teach.