For three decades, Americans have gathered in December to "remember our fallen U.S. veterans, honor those who serve, and teach children the value of freedom" through the placing of wreaths on veterans’ graves.
This year, Dec. 14 will mark the 28th National Wreaths Across America Day. More than 1 million 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.
American Legion Family members have shown to be big supporters of Wreaths Across America. In 2018, an effort by Department of Wisconsin Legion Family members resulted in 7,274 wreaths being placed at the Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery in King – one for every gravesite. And across the nation, other Legion Family members stepped up to support the program.
American Legion posts and Legion Family members participating in this annual program are encouraged to email firstname.lastname@example.org in advance to share your plans for potential coverage in American Legion media. Posts can share their wreath-laying stories on the Legion's web page www.legiontown.org.
For more information about Wreaths Across America, click here. For all social media postings, use the hashtag #WAA2019.