Wreaths Across America is an association working to honor and remember lost veterans during the holiday season. On a specified Saturday in December each year, wreath laying ceremonies are commenced in various veterans’ cemeteries across all 50 states.
This is an emotional, significant event for all of those who have lost loved ones in the line of duty.
The mission of this association is to spread the message about the importance of remembering our fallen heroes, honoring those who serve, and teaching children about the sacrifices made by veterans and their families to preserve our freedoms.
Thousands of volunteers organize local ceremonies across the US and raise funds to sponsor wreaths, so that no grave is left without one. They receive no government funding, so the cost of the programs is paid by individual wreaths sponsors, corporate donors and volunteer truckers.
The association also coordinates veteran services and recognition through a variety of programs, and provides various schools with teaching aides for projects throughout the year.
This year, the wreath laying ceremonies are scheduled for Saturday, December 12, 2015. There are many cemeteries across Texas and the US that are participating in the event, which can be found by searching the locations page on the Wreaths Across America website.
Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery, Dallas is the closest location participating in the DFW Metroplex.
Even if you cannot attend the ceremony, or if you do not have a loved one that passed away while serving our country, you can still show your respects by making a donation or sponsoring a wreath for a fallen hero!
For more information about the event and the association, visit:
We hope you’ll participate in this heartfelt event to honor those that lost their lives fighting for our freedoms!
Warm regards and happy holidays,