Wreaths Across America is a memorable holiday for the people of the country. Today, everyone remembers all those who fell in the name of their state and did not spare their lives for the sake of a happy future for people. The USA has a rich history, in which there were also black pages …
Morrill Wooster, the owner of a wreath-making firm, discovered in 1992 that the production had produced more pieces than needed. The festive season was in full swing, and a good idea settled in the soul of a man. 2 years before that, he visited Arlington Cemetery – war veterans are buried here. The sight made an impression, so Morrill decided to visit the place again, but not to walk around the central places, but to explore the outskirts.
Worcester took on volunteers to help carry the wreaths. Then he approached each grave and stood over it, mentally thanking the deceased person. Since 2007, Wreaths Across America has been celebrated everywhere, with 50 states backing the idea. Every year people go to the nearest cemetery and give wreaths of thanks to the brave, unshakable and patriotic people who fought for freedom.
Did you know that Arlington National Cemetery:
- founded in 1865 for the burial of soldiers who participated in the Civil War. The site itself was formerly owned by General Robert E. Lee;
- here it is forbidden to bury criminals serving life sentences or sentenced to death. The law came out after a person who had the right to rest in a cemetery was discovered – he was a veteran of the country’s armed forces;
- received two US presidents, William Taft and John F. Kennedy, into their chambers;
- has 400 graves;
- in 2025, it is planned to stop burials.
How to celebrate
Honor the heroes at Wreaths Across America and visit the nearest cemetery to lay wreaths. Organize a quiet evening in the family circle and remember all those who stood up for the United States. Watch war films or immerse yourself in history.
When is National Wreaths Across America Day celebrated in 2022?
National Wreaths Across America Day is observed on the third Saturday of December each year.