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Organization Partners

Wreaths Across America partners with like-minded organizations that share common missions and goals to build awareness for the service and sacrifice of our men and women in uniform, and that of their families. Through collaborative outreach on both the local and national levels, Wreaths Across America and its Partners are expanding the network of supporters, volunteers and donors while helping other organizations do the same. See below for a list of our current Organization Partners
American Gold Star Mothers
American Gold Star Mothers

AGSM is an organization of mothers who have lost a son or daughter while in the service of our country. A Veterans Service Organization, established in 1928 and chartered by the United States Congress in 1984, American Gold Star Mothers continue to honor our sons and daughters through service — service to veterans and patriotic events. The bond between Wreaths Across America and American Gold Star Mothers, Inc. is long-standing as both national nonprofit organizations understand no one should ever be forgotten for their service and sacrifice. On Oct. 20, 2016, at the Wreaths Across America Headquarters in Columbia Falls, Maine, the partnership was formalized in a memorandum of understanding (MOU) agreement. To learn more about AGSM please visit https://www.goldstarmoms.com/

Civil Air Patrol (CAP)
Civil Air Patrol (CAP)

As a Total Force partner and Auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, Civil Air Patrol is there to search for and find the lost, provide comfort in times of disaster and work to keep the homeland safe. Its 60,000 members selflessly devote their time, energy and expertise toward the well-being of their communities, while also promoting aviation and related fields through aerospace/STEM education and helping shape future leaders through CAP’s cadet program. Civil Air Patrol’s missions for America are many, and today’s adults and cadets perform their duties with the same vigilance as its founding members — preserving CAP’s 75-year legacy of service while maintaining its commitment to nearly 1,500 communities nationwide. As one of Wreaths Across America's first partners, CAP has been actively fundraising for the program since 2006. In fact, two CAP volunteers in Maine were the ones who first recognized the potential to expand what was then a small program begun by the Worcester Wreath Company by tapping into the thousands of service-minded CAP members across America. More and more participate every year — obtaining wreath sponsorships from the public, laying wreaths and conducting ceremonies to mark the day with pomp, circumstance and patriotism. To learn more about CAP, please visit https://www.gocivilairpatrol.com/

Young Marines
Young Marines

The Young Marines is a youth education and service program for boys and girls, aged eight through high school graduation. The Young Marines promotes the mental, moral, and physical development of its members and focuses on teaching the values of leadership, teamwork, and self-discipline, so its members can live and promote a healthy, drug-free lifestyle. In May 2022, Wreaths Across America and Young Marines signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the two organizations. The signing is to build a stronger awareness for each group’s common missions while supporting educational events throughout the nation. Young Marines has more than 238 units including thousands of youth members, most of whom have been placing veterans’ wreaths throughout the country for many years. The MOU will only heighten awareness of this task of respect and honor. To learn more about the Young Marines, please visit https://youngmarines.org.

Gold Star Wives of America, Inc. (GSW)
Gold Star Wives of America, Inc. (GSW)

GSW is a Congressionally Chartered nonprofit service organization established in 1945. Its mission is to preserve and enhance benefits to surviving United States Military spouses and children; to help its members and their children face the future with courage and determination; and to honor the memory of their military spouses who made the ultimate sacrifice. In April 2021, Wreaths Across America and Gold Star Wives of America, Inc., signed a Memorandum of Understanding in an effort to build a stronger awareness for each group's common missions, while supporting educational events throughout the nation that will help teach lessons of character and patriotism to the next generation. To learn more about this organization, please visit www.goldstarwives.org.

Military Women's Memorial & Grove
Military Women's Memorial & Grove

The Military Women's Memorial mission is to honor and tell the stories of women, past and present, who serve our nation. It is the leading memorial and education center honoring women's contributions to the service of our nation. As the only historical repository documenting all military women's service, it educates and inspires through innovative and interactive exhibitions, world-class collections, and engaging programs and events for all generations. The Military Women's Memorial honors the commitment, contributions and experiences of every woman who serves in, or with, the Armed Forces. In September 2021, as part of its Veterans Remembrance Tree Program, in partnership with the Military Women's Memorial Foundation, Wreaths Across America dedicated the Military Women's Grove on the balsam tip lands in Maine. The balsam fir trees in this Grove will now hold the replica dog tags of thousands of America's military women, in honor and memory of all women who have served our nation - past and present. To learn more about the Military Women's Memorial visit womensmemorial.org.

To request a Remembrance Tree tag be placed in the Military Women's Grove on the balsam tip lands, please visit Remembrance Tree form here.

Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR)
Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR)

In 2021, Wreaths Across America celebrated a new grove dedicated to Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) on the tip lands in Maine as part of its Veterans Remembrance Tree Program. The balsam fir trees in this grove now hold replica dog tags of thousands of veterans, all Revolutionary War-era ancestors of DAR members nationwide. DAR is a non-profit, non-political volunteer women’s service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America’s future through better education for children, and was founded in 1890. DAR members volunteer millions of service hours annually in their local communities including supporting active-duty military personnel and assisting veteran patients, awarding thousands of dollars in scholarships and financial aid each year to students, and supporting schools for underserved children. The DAR is currently Wreaths Across America’s largest sponsorship groups, with close to 1,000 chapters participating in communities across the country. DAR is also a sponsor of the Mobile Education Exhibit and has helped gain awareness for this unit over the past two years. To learn more about DAR, please visit https://www.dar.org/

Patriot Guard Riders
Patriot Guard Riders

National nonprofit Wreaths Across America (WAA) is proud to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Patriot Guard Riders (PGR) in an effort to build a stronger awareness for each group’s common missions, while supporting events throughout the nation. Founded in 2007, and headquartered in Columbia Falls, Maine, WAA is best known for its annual wreath-laying ceremonies each December. The organization’s yearlong mission is to Remember the fallen, Honor those who serve, and Teach the next generation the value of freedom. Now in nearly 4,000 communities across the country, WAA volunteers are committed to sharing the mission through education and stories of service and success. Founded as a national nonprofit in 2005 to shield families of fallen heroes from those that would disrupt the services of their loved ones, the Patriot Guard Riders has grown to include thousands of members across all 50 states. As the organization’s membership has grown, so has the scope of its mission. PGR also honors first responders as well as military veterans. Additionally, the organization has an active Help on The Homefront (HOTH) program, which aids our veterans and their families. The signed MOU between the two groups focuses on engagement with PGR members and WAA volunteers to create opportunities for joint community service activities that bring awareness to both groups’ missions. PGR will expand its participation in the WAA Group Sponsorship Program – there are already more than 120 PGR groups participating nationwide – which raises awareness and sponsorships to place wreaths and support programming while offering PGR an option for fundraising for the important work they do in their communities year-round. “Since WAA was founded, Patriot Guard Riders have been involved in the mission and its members play an important part in ensuring respect for our veterans and their families,” said Karen Worcester, executive director of WAA. “Our combined efforts will no doubt help to shape and inform the next generation of patriots.” National President of PGR, Bob Dorey said, “Our membership is very supportive of the families of the fallen, as is Wreaths Across America! We are looking forward to working more collaboratively as we support these families and remember and honor their loved ones.” This year, National Wreaths Across America Day will take place on Saturday, December 16, 2023, at over 3,700 participating locations nationwide. “The experience of placing a wreath at the final resting place of one of our nation’s veterans and understanding the healing that this simple gesture has for so many families and the opportunity it provides to share the stories of these heroes, makes this an important partnership,” Bob concluded. To learn more about this organization, please visit patriotguard.org.

United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration
United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration

Wreaths Across America Recommits to the United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration Wednesday, The United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration flag was presented to the national nonprofit Wreaths Across America (WAA) in the Pentagon’s award-winning Vietnam War Exhibit, reaffirming WAA’s Commemorative Partnership. WAA was among the initial organizations to join the wide-ranging list of Commemorative Partners supporting the efforts of this congressionally chartered Commemoration, which was established under the Secretary of Defense. Since first becoming a partner in 2012, WAA has had the distinct honor of conducting 2,190 welcome home ceremonies for Vietnam veterans across the country, presenting each veteran a Vietnam Veteran Lapel Pin, and thanking them for their service, valor and sacrifice. “As the Nation commemorated National Vietnam War Veterans Day on March 29, we are grateful to have Commemorative Partners like Wreaths Across America,” said retired U.S. Army Major General Peter (Pete) Aylward, director of The United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration. “Their mission to Remember, Honor and Teach complements our objectives of thanking and honoring our Vietnam veterans and their families in the communities where they live.” “We have learned so much about our Vietnam veterans and their families through this partnership with the Commemoration, so much so, that it has inspired us and our volunteers to do more,” said Karen Worcester, executive director of Wreaths Across America. “As an expansion of our TEACH mission, we’ll be adding an interactive learning tool about Vietnam veterans to our Mobile Education Exhibit that travels the country, and we are recommitting to not only welcoming these veterans home, but in sharing their stories and helping ensure the next generation know what they sacrificed for our freedoms.” This year, National Wreaths Across America Day is Saturday, December 18, 2021. It is always a free event and open to all people (conditions permitting). For more information on how to volunteer locally or sponsor a wreath for a hero, please visit www.wreathsacrossamerica.org. To follow stories throughout the year from across the country focused on this year’s theme, please use the hashtag #LiveTheirLegacy2021 To learn more about this organization, please visit vietnamwar50th.com.