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Wreaths Across America

December 14, 2019


Wreaths across America is a 501(c)(3) 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’s mission – Remember, Honor, Teach – is carried out in part each year by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies in December at Arlington, as well as at more than 1,200 veterans’ cemeteries and other locations in all 50 states and beyond.

This year, the ceremony, held simultaneously across the country at more than 1,200 locations, will be on Saturday, December 14, 2019 The goal: to place a live, balsam fir wreath at the headstone of every veteran buried there and spread patriotism and commemoration for the ultimate sacrifices they made for our country.

Donation forms will be available at meetings in September, October and November. Deadline to submit form is November 29th, 2019.

Check to be made out to BCRW and given to Betty Hayes or the treasurer at the meeting September, October, and November, or mailed to our treasurer: Marilyn Jowdy P. O. Box 171165, San Antonio, TX 78217

You can call Betty Hayes with your information at 210-497-3433.  Betty will start collecting pennies at the September Monthly meetings for Fort Sam Cemetery grave sites that do not have a wreath!


December 14, 2019