Wreaths Across America

Wreaths Across America (WAA) is a national nonprofit organization founded in 2007 to continue and expand the annual wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery begun by Maine businessman Morrill Worcester in 1992.

WAA’s mission — Remember, Honor, Teach — is is carried out in part by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington, as well as at veterans’ cemeteries and other locations in all 50 states.

Since its founding, the organization has expanded to include nearly 2,000 local fundraising groups in all 50 states, representing more than 1,600 participating locations, in addition to Arlington National Cemetery. 

Every year since 2008, Congress proclaims a Saturday in December as National Wreaths Across America Day. This year, it will be held on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019.


How can I get involved?

There are a number of ways for volunteers to get involved. Please keep in mind that there is  NO COST to attend or participate in a Wreaths Across America event.

  • Help place wreaths on National Wreaths Across America Day in La Marque.
  • Sponsor a $15 wreath for a local veteran.
  • Sign up as a fundraising group and help place wreaths at a local or national cemetery of your choice while raising funds for your own group or program.

Download the 2019 WWA Handbook for information.