Who We Are
Wreaths Across America is a nonprofit organization founded to continue and expand the annual wreath laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery begun by Maine businessman, Morrill Worcester, in 1992.
What Wreaths Across America is All About
Wreaths Across America’s mission, Remember, Honor, Teach, is carried out in part by coordinating wreath laying ceremonies on the second Saturday of December at Arlington, as well as veterans’ cemeteries and other locations in all 50 states and beyond. They 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 they stop along the way to spread their 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. We receive no government funding. The cost of our programs is paid by individual wreaths sponsors, corporate donors and volunteer truckers.
Wreaths Across America Locally
The Wreaths Across America Program in Johnson County, Iowa is in its fifth year and growing. This year on December 10th, join us at Oakland Cemetery (1000 Brown Street, Iowa City) to lay wreaths at veterans graves and participate in one of the thousands of ceremonies happening all across the world.
For more information or to find out how you can get involved, please contact:
Le Ann Tyson