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Wreaths Across America

Be a part of this wonderful tribute. Contact us for details on how you can Remember, Honor, and Teach

Remember | Honor | & Teach

Our mission, Remember, Honor, Teach, is carried out in part by coordinating wreath laying ceremonies a specified Saturday in December at Arlington National Cemetery, as well as veterans’ cemeteries and other locations in all 50 states, ceremonies at sea, and 24 national cemeteries on foreign soil. 

From 1992 to 2006 the annual tradition of placing wreaths to honor the fallen was conducted at Arlington National Cemetery, largely unknown by the general public except for visitors to those hallowed grounds.

In order to continue and support this effort, in 2007 the Worcester family, along with veterans and friends, formed Wreaths Across America to continue and expand this effort, and support other groups who wanted to honor veterans. This non-profit organization continues the Arlington tradition as part of its mission to Remember, Honor and Teach.

The Ellington Patriotic Committee is proud to be a part of WAA's continuing efforts to REMEMBER, HONOR, and TEACH our fellow citizens about the selfless sacrifice of so many to preserve our Rights and Freedoms, which we so often take for granted.

Just $15 buys a wreath to be placed on the grave of one of our local veterans, over 450 of them, and demonstrates our continuing desire to pay tribute to them.

For more information on how you can Remember, Honor, and Teach, contact Bruce Warkentin at :
or at: 860-454-8009 
You may also contact the Ellington Patriotic Committee at:
Rep. Christopher Davis speaks at Ellington's Wreaths Across America ceremony


For further information on Wreaths Across America, please visit their website at: http://www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/

In 2013 Wreaths Across America placed over 350,000 wreaths at more than 775 participating locations across the country and beyond. This was accomplished with help from 1,200 fund-raising groups, corporate contributions, and donations of trucking, shipping, and thousands of helping hands. Their annual pilgrimage from Harrington Maine to Arlington National Cemetery is known as the world's largest veteran's parade, stopping at schools, monuments, veteran's homes and communities all along the way turning the eyes of the country towards the cemeteries and promoting veteran awareness during the holidays and all year long.

For this year, the goal is to make it personal by reaching out to local communities to help place wreaths on the graves of local veterans. There are more than 450 veterans buried at Ellington Center Cemetery, and we are looking for local organizations that can help honor these veterans, as each $15 donation places a wreath.