Tomorrow, national cemeteries across America will host this year’s Wreaths Across America event. Since 2006, volunteers from Veterans service organizations, the Civil Air Patrol and community groups have placed wreaths at VA’s national cemeteries and state Veterans cemeteries. But tradition began in 1992 when the Worcester Wreath Company donated wreaths for gravesites at Arlington National Cemetery.
The Civil Air Patrol is coordinating ceremonies around the country as part of Wreaths Across America. All 133 VA national cemeteries receive at least seven wreaths, one for each service branch, one for the Merchant Marine and one for prisoners of war and those missing in action.
To find the ceremony nearest you, visit the National Cemetery Administration’s events page.
Check out some of the photos from last year’s event on our Flickr page.
For more, on Wreaths Across America, watch the video below from one of the previous Wreaths Across America event at Arlington National Cemetery.
Are you attending a wreath-laying event at one of VA’s national cemeteries? If so, post your photos on Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #HonoringVets and we may share it.