Join Wreaths Across America on National Wreaths Across America Day
December 16, 2023 at 12:00pm
Each December on National Wreaths Across America Day, our mission to Remember, Honor and Teach is carried out by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery, as well as over 3,400 additional locations in all 50 U.S. states, at sea, and abroad.
THIS YEAR'S THEME--SERVE AND SUCCEED
“There are many ways to serve your community and country, and just as many definitions of success. We hope through focusing on those stories of success we will help change the dialogue around what it means to serve your country.”
- Karen Worcester, Executive Director, Wreaths Across America #ServeAndSucceed
HELP BE A PART OF THE MISSION
There are several ways you can help. You can learn more about each by clicking the link below.
To find a particiapting location near you, follow the link here. From this page you can select a location from the map or search by zip code, location name, or city. By selecting the location and clicking "view" you will go to the location page for that cemetery.
From the location page you can donate for wreaths, sign up to volunteer, or see general information about the location and ceremony.
It is encourage that every volunteer who places a wreath on a veteran's grave to say that veteran's name aloud and take a moment to thank them for their service to our country. It's a small act that goes a long way toward keeping the memory of our veterans alive.#SayTheirNames
In the words of WAA Executive Director, Karen Worcester,"We are not here to “decorate graves." We're here to remember not their deaths, but their lives."