From the NFRW Armed Services Committee
By Mary Smart, Hawaii
Every third Saturday in December at military cemeteries across America and especially at Arlington National Cemetery, we remember fallen U.S. veterans and honor those who served by laying evergreen wreaths at their final resting place. This practice honors the dead and teaches the living the value of freedom to our citizens. December 17 is the official date of the event in 2022.
To help, you are able to sponsor a wreath. By doing so you’ll honor an American hero at one of more than 2,800 locations nationwide this year on Wreaths Across America Day. A wreath sponsorship is currently advertised as $15. You can sponsor one or more wreaths, plus you can show your support by purchasing some of the merchandise, such as tote bags, apparel, ornaments, teaching cards and and more. There are never enough wreaths purchased to put on every veteran’s grave, which makes this a great Armed Services project.
Wreaths Across America is a fitting way to show our gratitude to our deceased servicemen and women during the season of giving. This beautiful tribute creates a memory that their friends and family will treasure knowing their loved one has not been forgotten.
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