National Wreaths Across America Day – Saturday December 14, 2013

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John 15:13

13 Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.

As the Christmas season is upon us, I wanted to share with you an effort to honour our veterans.  Several years ago, I became aware of this organization and it’s efforts to remember the men and women of this country who have made the ultimate sacrifice FOR this country – they laid their lives down in service to us ALL and even for others world-wide.

This morning while listening to the local news coverage, I heard that Wreaths Across America has only reached 9% of their financial goal to purchase wreaths for the thousands of veteran’s graves across the country.  Wreaths will be placed NEXT SATURDAY DECEMBER 14th.  

Why do they do this?  Click Here to watch videos 

What you can do?

1. Donate:

PLEASE CONSIDER SPONSORING A WREATH FOR $15.00?  CLICK HERE

2. Volunteer:  CLICK HERE  You can go help lay wreaths at site’s across the country, including Arlington National Cemetery if you are local to it. 

Please read below to learn more about Wreaths Across America Mission:

Our mission, Remember, Honor, Teach, is carried out in part by coordinating wreath laying ceremonies a specified Saturday in December at Arlington, as well as veterans’ cemeteries and other locations in all 50 states and beyond. We also organize a week of events including international veteran’s tributes, ceremonies at State Houses and a week-long “Veteran’s Parade” between Maine and Virginia where we stop along the way to spread our message about the importance of remembering our fallen heroes, honoring those who serve, and teaching our children about the sacrifices made by veterans and their families to preserve our freedoms.

This week of events is made possible by thousands of volunteers who organize local ceremonies, raise funds to sponsor wreaths, and participate in the events.  The cost of our programs is paid by individual wreaths sponsors, corporate donors and volunteer truckers.

We also coordinate veteran services and recognition through a variety of programs, and provide schools with teaching aides for projects throughout the year.

Thanks for considering and feel free to reblog this to others AND SPREAD THE WORD!

Merry Christmas!

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