Kick Off to the 100-Day Countdown to National Wreaths Across America Day

Kick Off to the 100-Day Countdown to National Wreaths Across America Day

September 10, through December 19, 2020, the 100 Day Countdown will Provide a Safe and Easy Way for Communities to Understand and Support Local Efforts to


COLUMBIA FALLS, Maine— September 1, 2020 — National nonprofit Wreaths Across America (WAA), is proud to announce that it will be kicking off a 100-day countdown to National Wreaths Across America Day, which WILL be held nationwide on Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020. Each day, the program will highlight local Sponsorship Groups across the country giving back in their communities and working to honor as many veterans as possible.

This virtual countdown will be featured on WAA's Official Facebook page and on the weekday Morning Show with Michael W. Hale on Wreaths Across America Radio. You can tune in to this 24/7 internet radio stream by downloading the Simple Radio or TuneIn app to your smartphone, or through the Google or iPhone App Store.

The countdown will highlight hard-working, dedicated members of Sponsorship Groups across the country and the participating locations and veterans that they support. Each person has a different “WHY” as to how the mission has impacted their own lives and reasoning for supporting it in their own communities. They will share personal stories that evoke the emotion of the mission, while all providing a clear and easy way for the public to Sponsor a Wreath or sign up to volunteer to support the group and a hero buried at one of the more than 2,200 local participating cemeteries nationwide.

To find a participating cemetery near you to support or volunteer at, please click here.

"The goal of this countdown, is to build unity and understanding for the organization's yearlong mission to Remember, Honor, Teach," said Karen Worcester, executive director, Wreaths Across America. "However, with many people choosing to stay safe in their homes, we feel that programs like this provide the opportunity for people to feel like they are a part of something important. We hope that people will hear other's stories and want to share their own on or be moved to get involved themselves."

For more information or to sponsor a wreath please visit

Each individual $15 sponsors a fresh balsam veteran’s wreath that will be placed on the headstone of an American hero on December 19, 2020, as part of National Wreaths Across America Day. During check out, registrants can designate the Sponsorship Group or participating Wreaths Across America Location where they would like their sponsored wreath to be placed.

Follow along with the 100-day countdown using hashtag #WAACountdown.

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About Wreaths Across America
Wreaths Across America is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded to continue and expand the annual wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery begun by Maine businessman Morrill Worcester in 1992. The organization’s mission – Remember, Honor, Teach – is carried out in part each year by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies in December at Arlington, as well as at thousands of veterans’ cemeteries and other locations in all 50 states and beyond.

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