Wreaths Across America
In 2007, the Worcester family, along with veterans, and others who had helped with their annual Christmas wreath ceremony in Arlington, formed Wreaths Across America™, to continue and expand this effort, and support other groups around the country who wanted to do the same. This nonprofit organization continues the Arlington tradition as part of its mission to Remember, Honor and teach.
In 2015, Wreaths Across America and their national network of volunteers laid over 900,000 memorial wreaths at nearly 1100 locations in the United States and beyond. This was accomplished with help from over 2500 fundraising
groups, many corporate contributions, and donations of trucking, shipping, and thousands of helping hands. The annual pilgrimage from Harrington, Maine to Arlington National Cemetery is known as the world’s largest veteran’s parade, stopping at schools, monuments, veteran’s homes and communities all along the way to remind people how important it is to remember, honor and teach.
Once again this year, the Pensacola Chapter of the Florida Society of the Sons of the American Revolution is proud to be part of this effort. Our chapter solicits sponsorships for wreaths to be laid at Barrancas National Cemetery, onboard Naval Air Station Pensacola. Then on December 16, 2023, our chapter members will be on hand at Barrancas to assist in the massive effort to place wreaths on each of the more than 3,500 graves.
Proceeds place a wreath at Barrancas National Cemetery and help support Wreaths Across America’s fundraising partners, educational and veteran’s services outreach. Please note that all sponsorships are sent directly to the location and no wreaths are sent to the individuals purchasing sponsorships.
If you would like to help the Pensacola SAR sponsor a wreath for one of our fallen U.S. veterans, you can visit our chapter fundraising page here.
If you prefer to write a check for your sponsorship, you can download our sponsorship form and return it to one of our chapter members or mail it directly to the Wreaths Across America office.