As we express our gratitude,
We must never forget,
That the highest appreciation,
Is not to utter words,
But to live by them.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
A family wreath company from Maine
Started this tradition, some fifteen years ago
By donating the wreaths for Arlington Cemetery
Now, all over this vast nation, Holiday wreaths go
The motto of this Holiday campaign
Is to: Remember, Honor, and Teach
Holiday Wreaths placed at gravesites
Today, all across the country, does reach
This is a wonderful project for all age groups
To foster an appreciation for our fallen heroes
The website dedicated to this national effort
Lists the locations where wreath layers can go
This Year, their Wreath Laying Ceremonies
Will be held on December 13th, a Saturday
If you would like to participate, or to donate
Why not visit the linked website below, today
Last year, on December 15, 2007, 286 participating locations all across the country hosted Wreaths Across America ceremonies, overseeing the placement of over 32,000 Holiday wreaths on the headstones of those who served and sacrificed, for our freedom.
Hopefully, this year, even more Holiday wreaths will be placed, to remember and to honor, those who have given their all, for us.
And please watch the first video about the Wreath Ceremony Many Voices One Mission which is quite moving.