In August 2023, the American Legion Auxiliary national organization joined forces with Wreaths Across America (WAA) to build a stronger awareness of each group’s common missions while supporting fundraising efforts nationwide. Wreaths Across America is an incredible organization whose mission is to remember our fallen U.S. veterans. Honor those who serve and teach our children the value of freedom. Wreaths Across America’s mission so closely aligns with the ALA’s as they continue to pay homage to our heroes after they have passed from this world.


The 2023 Wreaths Across America Day is Dec. 16. On that day, more than 2 million wreaths will be placed on veterans’ graves across local, national, and military cemeteries, as well as veterans’ memorials and historic sites. We encourage members of The American Legion Family to participate.

ALA units can take part in the Wreaths Across America Sponsorship Group Program. Units that register as a “$5 back group” will earn $5 for every $17 sponsorship earned — allowing the donor to essentially “do good twice” and support both programs and missions.

As a volunteer Sponsorship Group, you will be responsible for networking within your local community to gather wreath sponsorships. You will select at least one cemetery to support as a group, whether it’s Arlington National Cemetery or another cemetery in your state or within your local community.

To sign up as a Sponsorship Group, visit:

You can also support the ALA’s efforts through the WAA program with a $17 sponsorship at

Wreath sponsorships must be placed by Nov. 28, 2023, to be guaranteed for delivery.

Poppy Funds

Please note that ALA Poppy Funds CANNOT be used for Wreaths Across America. For more information on how to use Poppy Funds to support our mission, visit