Wreaths Across America: $15 sponsors a wreath for a veteran
posted by: Mile High Mamas
December 18, 2021, is National Wreaths Across America Day, the perfect opportunity to not only serve our veterans but to serve as a family.
Each December, their mission to Remember, Honor and Teach is carried out by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery, as well as at more than 2,500 additional locations in all 50 U.S. states, at sea and abroad.
For just $15, you can sponsor a wreath that will be placed on the grave of our Veterans. One of Denver’s participating cemeteries is the Olinger Highland Mortuary and Cemetery in Thornton. Go here for the full list, to sponsor a wreath or volunteer in the wreath-laying ceremony on Wreaths Day.
This Year’s Theme
Each year, a new theme is chosen to help volunteers and supporters focus their messaging and outreach in their own communities. The organization announces the theme for 2021 is “Live up to their Legacy.” The organization credits what United States Army Chief of Staff, General James C. McConville said in an interview with Chris Wallace on ‘Fox News Sunday’ in early November 2020. He said, “We stand on the shoulders of heroes that have gone before us, and really what we strive to do is live up to their legacy.”
In 2019, approximately 2.2 million veteran wreaths were placed on headstones at 2,158 participating locations around the country in honor of the service and sacrifices made for our freedoms, with each name said out loud.
National Wreaths Across America Day is always a free event and open to all people. For more information on how to volunteer locally or sponsor a wreath for a hero, please visit www.wreathsacrossamerica.org.