REMEMBER. HONOR. TEACH.
Each December on National Wreaths Across America Day, their mission to Remember, Honor and Teach is carried out by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery, as well as over 1,200 additional locations in all 50 U.S. states, at sea, and abroad. On National Wreaths Across America Day, Saturday, December 16, 2017, volunteers place wreaths on individual veterans’ graves in over 1,200 locations throughout the U.S., with ceremonies at sea, and at each of the national cemeteries on foreign soil. Wreaths Across America started as a grass-roots effort to remember those willing to serve and sacrifice. But each year they are seeing an increasing number of corporate and industry donors who step up to help them honor more veterans, at Arlington National Cemetery and in over 1,200 local communities nationwide.
On Saturday, December 16, 2017, volunteers will place wreaths on veteran gravestones at Dayton National Cemetery beginning at 10:00 am. The ceremony will begin at 12:00 noon. Whether you are a single individual, a corporation, a volunteer group, there are plenty of ways you can get involved in helping us honor and remember our nation’s fallen servicemen and women.
If you’d like to help you can Donate to help purchase enough wreaths to cover the 2 area locations,Dayton National Cemetery on West Third Street and Woodside Cemetery in Middletown. You can also Volunteer to participate in the wreath laying ceremony on Saturday, December 16, 2017.
When you donate to Wreaths Across America, your money sponsors a wreath first. $0.86 of every dollar donated goes toward wreath sponsorships, shipping costs not covered by our trucking partners, and fundraising group paybacks. WAA operates on the remaining margin, keeping overhead low and paying wages to just eight full-time employees; their Executive Director and Chairman take zero salary and are 100% committed to the mission.