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Wreaths Across America Day


Freedom is often defined as “Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” However, some Americans will choose to forgo some of their personal freedoms by choosing to serve their country and its citizens. This selfless sacrifice is what makes every veteran a hero. In addition, when asked why they did it, many will answer simply by saying, “Because it was the right thing to do!”

On December 18, 2021, is National Wreaths Across America Day. On this day, we will not only thank an interred veteran for their sacrifices, but also say their name aloud and keep their memory alive for family, friends, and their community at a time of year when they are missed the most. Local volunteers are feverishly working on this mission right now.

Locally, volunteers for the Wreaths Across America program are very close to honoring every single veteran in the Kaufman County Veterans Memorial Park but they need just a little extra help to complete the mission.

Please consider a small gift of remembrance by sponsoring a veteran’s wreath for $15 which will be placed in the park honoring of one of our local heroes. Each sponsorship goes toward a live, balsam wreath that will be placed at the base of each monument and every panel of the Vietnam Wall as we endeavor to honor all veterans laid to rest 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 18, 2021, as part of National Wreaths Across America Day.

To sponsor a wreath for Friends of Kaufman County or learn how to volunteer, go to:

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 thousands of veterans’ cemeteries and other locations in all 50 states and beyond. 


Robert Hunter
Site Coordinator/County Veterans Service Officer