Wreaths Across America

Ken Robinson

2019 will mark the 28th anniversary of Worcester Wreath Company donating Maine wreaths to adorn the headstones of our Nation’s veterans at Arlington National Cemetery. We have been given permission from Arlington National Cemetery to cover every grave (more than 300,000) for the 25th Anniversary. With the generous help of donors like you we hope to make this happen. In addition to wreaths destined for Virginia, Worcester Wreath will again donate seven ceremonial wreaths to over 1,000 state, national, and local cemeteries across the country. In 2009, wreath-laying ceremonies were coordinated in 24 foreign cemeteries, this tradition continues into 2019.

In response to the many voices who wanted to share in the project, the non-profit Wreaths Across America organization was formed to expand the program by offering supporters the opportunity to sponsor a wreath. Our goal is to one day see every veterans grave in the country covered to honor every veteran during the holidays. In 2008, we expanded once again to give even more organizations the chance to help bring our goal to fruition by providing the opportunity to fund raise for their organization’s needs along with helping Wreaths Across America gather sponsorships for wreaths.

Sponsorships are $15 each. Proceeds place a wreath at one of the participating cemeteries; help support our fundraising partners, educational, and veterans’ services outreach. Please note that all sponsorships are sent directly to the location and no wreaths are sent to the individuals purchasing sponsorships.

There is no stipulation for participation in these activities. We welcome all to join us at Wreaths Across America as the organization was formed to promote and coordinate sponsorship of wreaths for the other national, state, and local cemeteries that have shown a desire to emulate the Arlington wreath-laying event. If you would like to participate or help bring sponsored wreaths to your local community, please contact us and we will help connect you with other groups already working in your area.

Schedule of events

Saturday, December 14, 10:00 a.m. Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Marana, AZ 85653.

Wreath sponsorship form

Sponsored wreaths are placed on grave markers at state and national veterans’ cemeteries, as well as at local, community cemeteries each December.

Individual (one wreath) is $15.

Location ID: AZAZM; Fundraising Group ID: AZ009.

Please make checks payable to:

Wreaths Across America

PO Box 249

Columbia Falls, ME 04623

Call 877-385-9504 with any questions.

Go to the website to sign up for a family wreath or a single wreath. There is more information on the website to submit for your loved one or for any veteran, www.WreathsAcrossAmerica.org.

Thank you for your sponsorship and joining us in our mission to Remember, Honor, and Teach!

Your local fundraising group Arizona Veterans Cemetery Foundation in Marana

What does it mean to sponsor a veteran’s wreath? It means you’ll honor an American hero at one of more than 1,600 locations nationwide this year on Wreaths Across America Day. It’s a day that’s been set aside to lay wreaths at the places where we remember, honor, and teach about our veterans.

We can’t do that without your support, though. Your sponsorship will ensure that a wreath is hand-crafted of all-American balsam and hand-tied with a red velvet bow here in Columbia Falls, Maine. It will then be sent to one of our participating locations, where a volunteer will place it on the marker of a fallen hero. That volunteer will then say their name to ensure that the legacy of duty, service, and sacrifice of that veteran is never forgotten.

So, what does it mean to sponsor a wreath? It means you have the opportunity to join a grateful nation in saying thank you to our veterans.