Honor A Vet or $15.00? Heck Yeah!

wreathacrossamEvery year, volunteers all across the United States place donated wreaths on the graves of hundreds of thousands of veterans. It brought tears to my eyes when I arrived at my dad’s gravesite and found one already laid in his honor last year.

As of yesterday morning, a Wreaths Across America spokeswoman said approximately 130,000 individual wreath sponsorships had been received for Arlington National Cemetery. A total of 245,000 sponsorships are needed to ensure every service member buried at Arlington is honored with a wreath placement—meaning 115,000 more sponsorships are still needed to meet the goal.

I hope you will consider helping ensure that all of our veterans are recognized by making a $15.00 donation that covers the cost of the wreath here. Every cent is used to purchase wreaths that are placed in Arlington National Cemetery by a gaggle of local volunteers.

If you would like to make a donation at a cemetery near you, use this link. Suggested. 

Honor Those Who Served This Holiday Season

wreathespictureIf you missed giving Tuesday, and were looking to make a donation that will honor those that served our county, please consider giving to this non-profit that places wreaths on the graves of those who served at Arlington Cemetery. Every $15 donation pays for one wreath that is lovingly placed by dozens of local volunteers.

Apparently donations are down this year, and every last donation helps. Visit this page to contribute to the Family Council of Belvoir Woods, it’s a non-profit made up family members of those who served and coordinate laying the donated wreaths. I know many of the members because my parents lived in this community for more than a decade, and many of the residents have been life-long friends. Find the Donate Now button and benefit from a tax deduction … and a GOOD DEED.

To see more about this news story, watch it here.