This year on National Wreaths Across America Day (observed Saturday morning, December 14, 2019), Georgia National Cemetery in Canton, will need to fund and place over 16,000 wreaths to honor all of our veterans and military families who rest there. Everyone must play a part and spreading the word if we are to fund and place a wreath on every grave, it would be a shame to leave anyone out. Your generosity is needed and appreciated. Donations are urgently required by December 7 to place our order. Wreath donations are $15 each or 10 for $100. Contributions are tax deductible and donations are accepted online at ganationalcemetery.org/donate. To coordinate a group to help place wreaths at Georgia National Cemetery in Canton on December 14 at 11 a.m., please contact Ms. Papastathis, 404-210-1442. The placement ceremony is always a free event and open to the public.
On National Wreaths Across America Day, millions of Americans from all across the country – a third of whom are children – come together to REMEMBER the fallen, HONOR those that serve and their families, and TEACH the next generation about the value of freedom. A new theme is chosen annually to help local volunteers and supporters focus their messaging and outreach in our communities. This year, the theme is “Everyone plays a part.”
The inspiration for this year’s theme was a recommendation made by ten-year-old “Mighty” Miles Worcester, the grandson of the founders of Wreaths Across America. Last May, Miles saw a U.S. Service member in uniform. As he always does, Miles walked up to the gentleman, reached out to shake his hand and thanked him for his service. And his response was simple and impactful: “Thank you…everyone plays a part.” Indeed, he is correct. The millions of volunteers and supporters – from schoolchildren and educators, professional truck drivers, first responders, veterans, Gold Star and Blue Star families, to corporations and other nonprofits – devote so much of themselves to the mission to Remember, Honor, Teach, in their own communities. It is our duty to show our support. Each of us, playing a part to raise awareness and appreciation for service and sacrifice.
Join us in a show of support at Georgia National Cemetery on Wreaths Across America Day this December 14. Together we’ll honor over 16,000 patriots at Georgia National Cemetery this winter.