Wreaths Across America is an annual event that takes place during December in locations all across the United States. Stemming from a gesture in 1992 by Morrill Worcester, who laid surplus wreaths from his wreath-making company at Arlington National Cemetery, the initiative has grown into a nationwide commemoration.
In 2023, Wreaths Across America will take place on Saturday, December 16.
Recognizing Their Valor and Sacrifice
Now, volunteers place wreaths adorned with red bows (symbolizing valor and sacrifice) on veterans' graves in over 2,500 locations. From our national cemeteries to local burial grounds and memorials, Wreaths Across America is now observed in all 50 states.
This ceremony is an opportunity for volunteers to manifest their gratitude for the sacrifices made by veterans. Since 2008, Wreaths Across America has been scheduled to take place on the second or third Saturday in December each year.
The Wreaths Across America ceremony is usually a solemn affair. For most who participate, the significance of the wreath-laying gesture extends beyond its physical manifestation; it is often a moment of quiet reflection, a tangible expression of gratitude, and an enduring acknowledgment of those who served in the United States Armed Forces.
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