American Legion Auxiliary National Headquarters is excited to participate in Wreaths Across America at the national and unit level.
The nonprofit organization was founded to continue and expand the annual wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery begun by Maine businessman Morrill Worcester in 1992.
This year, Wreaths Across America Day is Dec. 17 when 2.7 million wreaths will be placed nationwide. Prior to participating at the national level, several American Legion Auxiliary units nationwide have been involved in wreath laying events at the local level in previous years, recognizing veterans at cemeteries across the country.
Want to know more about Wreaths Across America? Following are a few fun facts:
In the spirit of Service, Not Self, the mission of the American Legion Auxiliary is to support The American Legion and to honor the sacrifice of those who serve by enhancing the lives of our veterans, military, and their families, both at home and abroad. For God and Country, we advocate for veterans, educate our citizens, mentor youth, and promote patriotism, good citizenship, peace and security.