Our debt to the heroic men and valiant women in the service of our country can never be repaid. They have earned our undying gratitude. America will never forget their sacrifices. President Harry S Truman
Wreaths Across America Beaufort
our fallen U.S. veterans.
those who serve.
your children the value of freedom.
Thank you to all the volunteers who helped this year.
Our final total was 26,000. For the second year in a row EVERY headstone had a Remembrance Wreath!
Mark your calendar for next year: Saturday, December 16, 2023.
About Wreaths Across America Beaufort
Wreaths Across America Beaufort is a nonprofit organization founded to continue and expand the annual wreath laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery begun by Maine businessman, Morrill Worcester, in 1992. It is an entirely volunteer run organization with support from individuals around the Lowcountry, families of service members buried in Beaufort National Cemetery, the local business community and service organizations.
Sponsor a Wreath In Honor Of or In Memory Of a Veteran
What does it mean to sponsor a veteran’s wreath? It means you’ll honor an American hero at one of more than 26,000 graves in Beaufort National Cemetery on Wreaths Across America Day. It’s a day that’s been set aside to lay wreaths at the places where we remember, honor and teach about our veterans.
We can’t do that without your support, though. Your sponsorship will ensure that a wreath is hand-crafted of all-American balsam and hand-tied with a red velvet bow in Columbia Falls, Maine. It will then be sent to one of our participating locations, courtesy of local trucking companies that will ship them to the Pepsi distribution center in Burton. Volunteers will unload the hundreds of boxes, then repack local Pepsi tractor trailers for delivery to the cemetery for the ceremony. The trucks will be escorted by hundreds of Patriot Guard riders, welcomed into the cemetery under an American flag honor guard courtesy of Beaufort Fire Department and met by hundreds of cheering, camera-wielding supporters. After the ceremony, volunteers will place each wreath carefully and reverently on the marker of a fallen hero. That volunteer will then “say their name” to ensure that the legacy of duty, service, and sacrifice of that veteran is never forgotten.
So, what does it mean to sponsor a wreath? It means you have the opportunity to join a grateful nation in saying “thank you” to our veterans.