Wreaths Across America
Saturday, December 15th, 2018, 11:45 a.m.
We welcome all to join us at any Wreaths Across America ceremony. If you would like to participate or help bring sponsored wreaths to your local community, please contact us and we will help connect you with other groups already working in your area.
Schedule of Events
Sunday, December 5th, 2018
Start of World’s Longest Veterans Parade from Maine to Arlington National Cemetery and participating locations
Monday, December 10th, 2018
State House wreath-laying ceremonies in all 50 States and Puerto Rico
Saturday, December 15th, 2017
Our local program starts promptly at 11:45 am and there will be simultaneous wreath laying ceremonies at over 1200 locations all across the country and beyond.
History of The Event
In 2007, the Worcester family, along with veterans, and others who had helped with their annual Christmas wreath ceremony in Arlington, formed Wreaths Across America™, to continue and expand this effort, and support other groups around the country who wanted to do the same. This nonprofit organization continues the Arlington tradition as part of its mission to Remember, Honor and teach.
In 2016, Wreaths Across America and our national network of volunteers laid over 1.2 million memorial wreaths at over 1200 locations in the United States and beyond. We accomplished this with help from over 2050 fundraising groups, many corporate contributions, and donations of trucking, shipping, and thousands of helping hands. Our annual pilgrimage from Harrington, Maine to Arlington National Cemetery is known as the world’s largest veteran’s parade, stopping at schools, monuments, veteran’s homes and communities all along the way to remind people how important it is to remember, honor and teach.
Proceeds place a wreath at one of the participating cemeteries; help support our fundraising partners, educational and veteran’s services outreach. Please note that all sponsorships are sent directly to the location and no wreaths are sent to the individuals purchasing sponsorships.