One Amazing Day!

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.
In 1992, a wreath-maker from Maine had 5,000 extra wreaths. Rather than letting them go to waste, he gave the wreaths as a gift of thanks for the service and sacrifice made by our nation's...
Grave by grave, more than 2,000 veterans in two North Huntingdon cemeteries were honored with wreaths, salutes and thank-yous Saturday with the inauguration of a new chapter of Wreaths...
Thank you to volunteer Erin Rafferty for sharing this unique look at the events of the day from Fort Logan.
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)
More than 75,000 volunteers braved the cold weather and heavy traffic to help#HonorThem during #WreathsAcrossAmerica Day at #ArlingtonNationalCemetery this past Saturday, Dec. 16.
Wreaths Across America - Official Page
See these image shared on Facebook, of volunteers who placed wreaths as Long Island National, in their biggest year so far!
Mighty Miles and his mother report in from the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies where over 10,000 wreaths were placed by over 4,000 volunteers.

Other Stories This Week, For And About Our Veterans

It's not widely known the Coast Guard served in Vietnam - and every armed conflict since 1790. This attack hit the Naval Detachment south of the Vietnam DMZ.
The Battle of the Bulge was a Hail Mary pass by a führer who was quickly running out of options. Hitler desperately needed a decisive victory on either his Western or Eastern front....

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