For more than three decades, American Legion Family members across the nation have joined with other Americans to gather 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. 17 will mark the 30th National Wreaths Across America Day. Annually, more than 1 million wreaths are placed across more than 2,000 locations in the United States and throughout the world, honoring the veterans buried at those gravesites.
American Legion Family members have long been a part of Wreaths Across America events throughout the country, and despite the pandemic still having a presence in day-to-day life, 2021 was no different. Across the nation, American Legion Family members placed thousands of wreaths on the gravesites of veterans.
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. Please include the number of wreaths you plan to place, as well as the cemeteries you plan to cover. Posts can share their wreath-laying stories on the Legion's web page www.legiontown.org.