ECW Weekender: Will You Place A Wreath?

“Their character, their sacrifice is not just our of the past. It’s our future. And the foundation of this country was built on the lives of those men and women that we choose to honor.”

On December 15, 2018, approximately 1.6 million evergreen wreaths will be placed at National Cemeteries across the United States. The wreaths will rest on the graves of veterans from every war in American History, including the Civil War. The volunteers who place the wreaths will say the names etched on the headstones in a special moment of remembrance and honor during the holiday season.

Consider volunteering or supporting this event. There’s still time to purchase/sponsor wreaths, and volunteers are always needed to help place the wreaths on the event day. If you’re interested in finding locations to help, check this finder on Wreaths Across America’s website. To sponsor a wreath, here is the direct link to that page on their website; if you wish to sponsor wreaths at specific locations (perhaps Civil War era national cemeteries) search the location and follow from there.

Wreaths Across America

National Cemeteries and Veteran Cemeteries across the United States

December 15, 2018; wreaths are placed at 12noon EST and the ceremonies usually begin earlier. Check the specific locations for details.

Website: https://wreathsacrossamerica.org/

About Sarah Kay Bierle

I’m Sarah Kay Bierle, historian, editor, and historical fiction writer. When sharing history, I try to keep the facts interesting and understandable. History is about real people, real actions, real effects and it should inspire us today.
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2 Responses to ECW Weekender: Will You Place A Wreath?

  1. Meg Groeling says:

    Robert & I have done this for several years. Our cemetery of choice is the old one at San Juan Bautista, CA. Please consider including this in your holiday giving. Thanks.

  2. Glynn says:

    Thanks for posting this. I just contributed to the wreaths at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis.

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