On Dec. 16, remembrance wreaths will be laid on the graves of America's fallen veterans throughout the country and overseas as part of National Wreaths Across America Day. The mission of the program is to "remember our fallen U.S. veterans, honor those who serve, and teach children the value of freedom."
This year, 1.2 million wreaths will be laid on veterans' gravesites in more than 1,200 locations. This includes the more than 200,000 wreaths that will be placed at Arlington National Cemetery.
American Legion posts and Legion Family members will participate in this annual wreath-laying program. Posts can share their wreath-laying stories on the Legion's web page www.legiontown.org.
For more information about Wreaths Across America, visit www.wreathsacrossamerica.org. For all social media postings, use the hashtag #WreathsAcrossAmericaDay.