National Wreaths Across America Day - A time to Remember and Honor our Veterans during Christmas by placing wreaths on veterans graves.

National Wreaths Across America Day

National Wreaths Across America Day – A time to Remember and Honor our Veterans during Christmas by placing wreaths on veterans graves.

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)

This holiday is a movement to cover all Veterans grave markers with a Christmas wreath.

National Wreaths Across America Day - A time to Remember and Honor our Veterans during Christmas by placing wreaths on veterans graves.

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.

Remember

our fallen U.S. veterans.

Honor

those who serve.

Teach

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.

Ivy Berries Wreath Meaning

Future Dates

  • 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).

  1. Their BELIEF in a Greater Good
  2. Their LOVE for Each Other
  3. Their STRENGTH work ethic & character
  4. Their HONESTY & Integrity
  5. Thier HUMILITY, self-lessness & modesty
  6. Their AMBITIONS & aspriations
  7. Their OPTIMISM for America
  8. Their CONCERN for the future
  9. Their PRIDE in thier duties
  10. 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

More Info

wreathsacrossamerica.org

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