For 25 years now, an organization called “Wreaths Across America” has carried out its mission every Christmas time: to place a wreath on the grave of every U.S. veteran buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
This year, unfortunately, there’s a shortage on wreaths, and while many people have already stepped up to donate, the group still needs 25,000 more.
Wreaths Across America needs to make up the numbers by December 16, the day known as “Wreaths Across America Day, where they will pay respects to more than 40,000 veterans in Arlington.
Arlington Cemetery tweeted out information for anyone interested, and with the deadline approaching quickly, the group is looking for any help they can get.
— Arlington Cemetery (@ArlingtonNatl) November 22, 2017
The sacrifice that our veterans made is extraordinary, these men and women who gave their lives for our country and our freedom deserve our respect, especially during this time of year.
If you would like to volunteer, please visit their website, and help Make America Great Again by honoring the veterans who gave up their remaining Christmases for all of us.