National Wreaths Across America Day

Each December on National Wreaths Across America Day, our mission to Remember, Honor and Teach is carried out by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies at more than 4,225 locations in all 50 U.S. states, at sea and abroad. Anyone who wants to offer a small gesture of gratitude for the freedoms Americans enjoy can volunteer at a wreath laying ceremony to assist in saying veteran names aloud and thanking them for their service.

When you volunteer at a cemetery near you on National Wreaths Across America Day, you’ll play a valuable role by placing live, balsam veterans’ wreaths on the headstones of our fallen heroes. For centuries, fresh evergreens have been used as a symbol of honor and have served as a living tribute renewed annually. Wreaths Across America believes the tradition represents a living memorial that honors veterans, active-duty military, and their families. When each wreath is placed the servicemember’s name is said out loud, ensuring their memory lives on.

Every year since 2008, Congress proclaims a Saturday in December as National Wreaths Across America Day.

This year’s Wreaths Across America Day will take place on December 14, 2024.

On that day, more than 2 million Veterans’ Wreaths will be placed across Local, National and Military Cemeteries as well as Veterans’ Memorials and historic sites.

Taps for Veterans and Wreaths Across America have partnered to honor our nation’s veterans that have served our country.

Help honor and remember our country’s fallen heroes by sponsoring a Remembrance Wreath that will be laid on the grave of a fallen service member or veteran.

For every wreath sponsored $5.00 goes to Taps for Veterans to help our mission of live Taps for all our nation’s veterans.