November 18, 2011
By JFHQ-NCR/MDW Public Affairs
WASHINGTON (Nov. 18, 2011) -- Wreaths Across America is a nonprofit organization founded to continue and expand the annual wreath laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery begun by Maine businessman, Morrill Worcester, in 1992.
The organization is seeking volunteers to help lay wreaths on the graves of service members at military cemeteries.
According to their website, the organization's mission is to Remember, Honor, Teach, which they carry out in part by coordinating wreath laying ceremonies on the second Saturday of December at Arlington, as well as veterans' cemeteries and other locations in all 50 states and beyond.
They also organize a week of events including international veteran's tributes, ceremonies at State Houses and a week-long "Veteran's Parade" between Maine and Virginia where they stop along the way to spread their message about the importance of remembering the nation's fallen heroes, honoring those who serve, and teaching children about the sacrifices made by veterans and their families to preserve America's freedoms.
To register online go to http://www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/.