National Wreaths Across America Day
This is held the third Saturday in December of each year. This year, 2018, it is held on December 15, 2018. (See future dates below)
In 1992, Worcester Wreath Company of Harrington started placing wreaths in Alriginton Cemetery. By 2006 the response came in greatly. In Wreaths Across America was formed in 2007. Which is a non-profit.
our fallen U.S. veterans.
those who serve.
your children the value of freedom.
The 2018 Theme!
“Be Their Witness”
Check out this printable that tells you what the wreath, berries and ivy mean.
- 2019 – December 21
- 2020 – December 19
- 2021 – December 18
- 2022 – December 17
- 2023 – December 16
10 Balsam Bouquets = 10 Special Qualities
This info is taken from their What is a Veterans’ Wreath poster. The Balsam Bouquets (comprising each veterans’ wreath) and Special Qualities (that our veterans embody).
- Their BELIEF in a Greater Good
- Their LOVE for Each Other
- Their STRENGTH work ethic & character
- Their HONESTY & Integrity
- Thier HUMILITY, self-lessness & modesty
- Their AMBITIONS & aspriations
- Their OPTIMISM for America
- Their CONCERN for the future
- Their PRIDE in thier duties
- Their HOPES & DREAMS that didn’t always come true, but left them with no regrets
- Evergreens = Longevity & Endurance
- Red Bow = Great Sacrifice
- Forest Scent = Purity & Simplicity
- Circular Shape = Eternity