ARLINGTON, Va. — Hundreds of volunteers gathered at Arlington National Cemetery to place more than five thousand donated Christmas wreaths on head stones in section 27 of the cemetery Dec. 15. The 14th annual wreath laying event is a result of Harrington, Maine, based Worcester Wreath Company owner Morrill Worcester’s boyhood dream of doing something to honor those laid to rest in the national cemetery. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Jim Varhegyi)
A WAA wreath sits in front of a veteran’s headstone at Alabama National Cemetery.
Wreaths Across America hosts its annual charitable gala Oct. 11 at the Gaylord National Harbor in National Harbor, Maryland. A reception is from 5:30p.m. to 7 p.m. and dinner is 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
WAA is a national nonprofit which coordinates wreath laying ceremonies at American veterans’ graves in the U.S. and abroad every December. The annual banquet raises funds and awareness for WAA.
Attire for the event is formal. Registration for the event is not yet open.