1,422 participating locations nationwide; nearly 500 truckloads transporting 1,565,000 veterans' remembrance wreaths throughout the country. Immeasurable love and respect show to our active duty military, veterans, and their families. Thank you America!
I cannot express the pride we all feel, when given a chance to step back and take in the view of a mission accomplished, after the wreaths have been placed. But what I am most proud of - is our volunteers. They persevere through all kinds of weather and challenges - all heeding the call to do their part. They help make the Wreaths Across America experience available to everyone.
Without them, there would be no Wreath Day. No quiet moments between families and between generations. No solemn salutes.
They (our volunteers) are the caretakers of our freedom, by honoring those who fought and sacrifice for those freedoms. Congratulations on a job well done.
~ Karen Worcester | Executive Director
and the Wreaths Across America Team
From The Smallest Locations To the Large - It Was A Day Filled With The Mission To Remember, Honor, and Teach
These are just a small sample of the many stories, photos, and videos that were shared on the Wreaths Across America page this weekend after the events at 1,422 locations nationwide.
December 16, 2017 marked the 26th Annual National Wreaths Across America Day. Over 75,000 volunteers laid wreaths on over 230,000 graves at Arlington National Cemetery. (U.S. Army video by Pvt. Jacob Plank)
"Remember this.... In truth a person dies twice, once when he stops breathing, and a second time when somebody mentions his or her name for the last time. Join us in December when over one million volunteers nationwide, will say the names of a million fallen out loud, to make sure they will never be forgotten."
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