For now this is a "Save the Date" type announcement so you can get this on your calendar. We will provide more details in the near future including meeting info, transportation options, logistics, etc. Stay tuned.
Each year "Wreaths Across America" coordinates the placement of holiday wreaths at veterans cemeteries and other memorial sites across the country. This is a well publicized, national event that began at Arlington National Cemetery and spread throughout the country. Volunteers are needed on the morning of Saturday, December 17th to place donated wreaths at each of Arlington's tens of thousands of grave sites.
This event is hosted by the "Washington, DC History & Culture."
This is not just a regular Meetup event per se, but is open to the general public with children welcome to attend and active and retired military and their families encouraged to participate.
Attending this event is something you will always remember. I have participated four times and it is one of my favorite annual events. It's fun and rewarding working with all the other volunteers to place the holiday wreaths. When the job is complete looking across Arlington to see all the wreaths laden grave sites is an incredible moving experience and makes you proud to be an American.
What were you doing the third Saturday of December last year? If you participate in this event you are guaranteed to remember.
More event details as we get closer to December 17 including meeting info, transportation options, logistics, etc. Stay tuned.
Join us on National Wreaths Across America Day
December 17, 2016
Each December on National Wreaths Across America Day, our mission to Remember, Honor and Teach is carried out by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery, as well as over 1,100 additional locations in all 50 U.S. states, at sea, and abroad.
A boyhood visit to Arlington National Cemetery left a big impression on Morrill Worcester—one he never forgot.
Decades later, in 1992, his company's surplus of 5,000 wreaths and his desire to have them placed at Arlington kicked off an annual tribute that went on quietly for over ten years. With national interest in the project having grown so greatly, in 2007 a dedicated group of volunteers formed Wreaths Across America as a non-profit 501-(c)3 to continue and expand the mission to Remember, Honor, and Teach.
Last Year's Photo Contest Winner
"A Marine Places a Wreath at Arlington National Cemetery"
Photo by: Warfare01
Pictures from Last Year
Our Washington, DC History & Culture volunteer team was 144 people strong!