The mission of Wreaths Across America is to Remember the Fallen, Honor those who served, and Teach our children the value of freedom and is carried out in part by coordinating wreath laying ceremonies a specified Saturday in December at Arlington National Cemetery, as well as veterans' cemeteries and other locations in all 50 states and beyond.
Wreaths Across America began as an initiative to bring wreaths to Arlington National Cemetery. In 2006, in response to thousands of e-mails and letters, Worcester Wreath expanded its wreath donations nationwide. With the help of local communities, ceremonies are now held all across the country. Our goal is to see every single veteran buried at an Arkansas veteran's cemetery honored, but it is going to take a commitment by many Arkansans to make this happen.
Wreaths Across America will make a donation back to Arkansas Run for the Fallen for each wreath sponsored. The mission of Arkansas Run for the Fallen is to honor and remember Arkansans who have died while serving our country since 9/11/2001 and to support the families left behind. We do this by displaying a traveling memorial all around the state throughout the year and planning a 140+ mile memorial run across the state each spring. For the past 3 years we have provided the funds for the Hearts of Our Heroes Camp, the only camp in Arkansas designed specifically for the children of Arkansas fallen military members. For the last two years we have been able to provide college scholarships for students whose parents died while serving our country. We also provide funds throughout the year to various organizations and programs that provide support to families of the fallen here in Arkansas.
Wreaths Across America gives the community a chance to come together to recognize the sacrifice made by so many for our freedoms. The Arkansas State Veteran's Cemetery has more Arkansas fallen heroes from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan than any other cemetery in the country. We want to help honor these Arkansas heroes and need your help. Your donations are tax deductible. Know that the money you donate will stay in Arkansas to honor Arkansas fallen heroes and support Arkansas families of the fallen. We hope that you will be able to join with us to make this event successful.
The Wreaths Across America ceremonies to honor veterans and fallen service members buried at participating veteran cemeteries will be on December 16, 2017 at 11 AM Central time. Everyone is welcome. Please join us to ensure the mission to Remember the Fallen, Honor those who served, and Teach our children the value of freedom is carried out here in Arkansas.
Or you can download a sponsor form here and mail a check made payable to Wreaths Across America to:
Arkansas Run for the Fallen
109 Martha Jean Ln
Beebe, AR 72012