Imagine rows upon rows of headstones marking Mississippi’s heroes, each one adorned for the holidays. It’s a stunning sight each year in December as hundreds of volunteers meet to lay Christmas wreaths against military graves through the Wreaths Across America program. From the organization’s website: “Each December on National Wreaths Across America Day, our mission to Remember, Honor and Teach is carried out by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery, as well as at more than 1,600 additional locations in all 50 U.S. states, at sea and abroad.”
What better way to honor our veterans who have passed on, especially during the holidays.
The next Wreaths Across America event is scheduled for December 19, 2020. To sponsor a wreath in Mississippi or to volunteer, click on the link for your preferred location:
Mississippi State Veterans Memorial Cemetery
North Mississippi Veterans Memorial Cemetery