Remember and honor veterans—one wreath at a time

Ed Davis

The American Legion Auxiliary Oro Valley Unit 132 is proud to support Wreaths Across America, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization with a mission to remember and honor those who have served our nation in uniform. By offering wreath sponsorships to the public, Wreaths Across America hopes that one day every veteran’s interment site will be adorned with a Remembrance Wreath. The program has expanded from 17,000 wreaths placed at 150 locations nationwide in 2006 to 1.8 million wreaths placed at 1,640 locations by more than 2 million volunteers in 2018.

Please support our 2019 Wreaths Across America campaign by sponsoring a wreath to honor and remember a veteran. This year, the wreaths will be placed nationwide by volunteers on the Wreaths Across America 2019 National Remembrance Day, Dec. 14. Everyone is welcome to participate.

Each hand-crafted wreath is $15, and the wreaths will be placed at any participating cemetery and helps to fund veterans’ care and assistance programs. If a specific cemetery is not requested, the wreaths will be placed at the Arizona State Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Marana. The deadline for ordering wreaths is Nov. 20. Order now to ensure an on-time delivery.

For more information, or to place an order, visit the Wreaths Across America website at Scroll down, and click on “View Our Locations” at the bottom of the page. You may select Arlington National Cemetery or a local cemetery: Evergreen, Holy Hope, South Lawn, East Lawn, Veterans Memorial Cemetery Sierra Vista, or the Arizona State Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Marana. To sponsor a wreath at a different participating cemetery or if you have questions, contact [email protected] or Ms. Onita Davis with the American Legion Auxiliary Oro Valley Unit 132 at 520-229-1064.