Wreaths Across America at the Paoli Battlefield
December 16, 2023 ~ 11 A.M
(This event will also be livestreamed)
We are happy to announce that we will be having our event on December 16, 2023. If you have not done so please like our Facebook page called Wreaths Across America at the Paoli Battlefield.
Please help us get the wreaths we need by clicking this link to help sponsor our wreaths which will lie on the grave site of 52 dead continental soldiers from the Battle of Paoli.
Please click here to sponsor a wreath: https://www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/pages/164194
Observed annually in December, National Wreaths Across America Day is a movement to cover all Veterans grave markers with a Christmas wreath.
Remember. Honor. Teach. This is the mission of Wreaths Across America. By coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery and other veterans cemeteries around the country Wreaths Across America strives to remember our fallen heroes, honor those who serve and teach our children about the sacrifices made by veterans and their families to preserve our freedoms.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Volunteer or donate by visiting WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA. Use #WreathsAcrossAmericaDay to post on social media.
In 1992 Morrill Worcester and his business Worcester Wreath Company of Harrington, Maine, had a surplus of wreaths toward the end of the holiday season. Years before as a young boy, Worcester had visited Arlington National Cemetery in our nation’s capitol. The experience had reminded him through his life of the sacrifice some had made in order for others, including himself, to succeed and flourish.
Plans were made to lay the wreaths in honor of our Veterans at an older, less visited section of Arlington National Cemetery. Volunteers stepped forward to help deliver and place the wreaths.
In 2007, the Wreaths Across America non-profit group was founded. The event has expanded to all 50 states to lay wreaths at veterans cemeteries to remember our fallen heroes, honor those who serve and teach our children about the sacrifices made by veterans and their families.