On December 17th, at over 3,400 participating locations nationwide, grateful Americans volunteered to place millions of wreaths on the headstones of our nation’s heroes as part of National Wreaths Across America Day. At Arlington National Cemetery, more than 30,000 volunteers – including several members of the VMSI family – placed over 250,000 Remembrance wreaths on the Veteran gravesites.
Each part of the Remembrance wreath is symbolic: the evergreen represents longevity and endurance, the red bow symbolizes great sacrifice, the forest scent is for purity and simplicity, and the circular shape represents eternity.
In addition to the wreath laying, VMSI has participated in fundraising efforts for the last few years by offering a company match to employees who wish to purchase wreaths. This year, nearly 100 wreaths were donated by members of the VMSI family!