As the holidays approach, VMSI is pleased to announce that we will again participate in Wreaths Across America (WAA), the charitable organization that is responsible for placing wreaths on the graves of our national cemeteries around the United States, including Arlington National Cemetery. In all, it takes 245,000 wreaths to cover the graves at Arlington National Cemetery.
VMSI participated last year, both by purchasing wreaths as well as helping with the wreath laying. Thanks to the overwhelming support and charitable spirit of our employees, VMSI and our staff contributed 92 wreaths and helped WAA achieve their goal! With your help, we know WAA can ensure that all of our fallen heroes are honored this holiday season.
To sponsor a wreath, Wreaths Across America indicates a $15.00 tax-deductible donation will cover the costs for placing one wreath. If you are interested in helping their initiative to raise funds, you can sponsor a wreath by visiting: https://donate.wreathsacrossamerica.org/?pageId=14720&relatedIds=0#
Arlington Cemetery wreath laying will take place on Saturday, December 16th with the screening process beginning at 7:00 am. This will be followed at 8:15 am by an Opening Ceremony and 9:15 am the placement of the wreaths will begin. If you (and family members) are interested in volunteering at the event, please visit: http://www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/volunteer-at-arlington/.
To learn more about Wreaths Across America, visit their website: http://www.wreathsacrossamerica.org.