National Wreaths Across America is an event in December each year dedicated to remembering the sacrifices veterans have made in wars since the American Revolution. Wreaths Across America (WAA) is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit charitable organization. The National Wreaths Across America Day will be observed on December 17, 2022.
Please consider donating wreaths. You can donate until December 1st. One wreath can be purchased for $15.00. When two wreaths are purchased for $30.00, the DFW National Cemetery will receive a third one free. Purchase online at Chris and Mary Bush’s fundraising website at: HonorDFW.com. The deadline to order wreaths is 11/28/2022.
Post 178 WAA coordinates the recruiting of volunteers to assist in distribution and placement of wreaths on each grave at D/FW National Cemetery. On Friday, December 16, 2022, trucks with the cases of wreaths will arrive early morning. Distribution of the cases of wreaths will begin at 8:30 A.M. and end at noon. Additional coordination and carpooling details will be distributed later.
Our ceremony will be on December 17, 2022 at 11:00AM. Everyone is welcome to participate in the laying of the wreaths. Please know that this event receives a few thousand volunteers and parking is limited. You should plan to arrive no later than 10:00AM. I highly suggest carpooling if you can. The wreath laying will begin at noon.
The Motto of Wreaths Across America (WAA) is REMEMBER, HONOR, and TEACH. REMEMBER our veterans that served and are serving America, HONOR the fallen veterans, and TEACH our youth about the service and sacrifice of our veterans and families.
Post 178’s namesake, Peter J Courcy, is laid to rest at D/FW National Cemetery. We gather near his gravesite each year to remember his and his family’s sacrifice for our freedom.
For more information see https://wreathsacrossamerica.org/pages/21170/