A ceremonial wreath will be presented to each branch of the United States Military and U.S. POWs and MIAs and veterans’ gravesites will be honored with holiday wreaths for their self-less sacrifice—and that of their families who are without loved ones during the holidays.
We invite and urge every family in Greater Baton Rouge to take one morning out of their busy holiday season to participate in the “Wreaths Across America” ceremony.
Help us REMEMBER, HONOR and TEACH – by thanking a veteran.
Each year, as part of the annual wreath-laying events conducted simultaneously at over 500 participating locations in all 50 states from Maine to Alaska and Hawaii, including Port Hudson National Cemetery, several locations in Iraq and 24 national cemeteries on foreign soil, donated wreaths are delivered to national veterans’ cemeteries where thousands of volunteers take a quiet moment to show their gratitude and appreciation. During the holiday season, let us remember those men and women of the United States military and their families who have given so much to our Country.
From the American Revolution through the World Wars to the present wars against terror in Iraq and Afghanistan, Americans in every generation have made the ultimate sacrifice so that we might live in freedom.
The tradition began in 1992 when Morrill Worcester of Worcester Wreath Company, Harrington, Maine, had an excess of wreaths at the close of the holiday season.
Remembering a boyhood trip to the Nation’s Capital and to the sacred grounds of Arlington National Cemetery, he donated 5,000 wreaths to be placed at the headstones of an older section of the cemetery.
What began as one man’s gesture has now grown into a national and worldwide movement.
Be a part of history and REMEMBER the fallen, HONOR those who serve and TEACH our children the value of freedom.