Wreaths Across America 2015

Wreaths Across America Ceremony 2015

The Wreaths Across America 2015 event at the Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery was truly inspiring.   This year more than 4,000 wreaths were placed.  To put that into perspective, in 2014 only around 100 were placed.  The amazing success this year is only possible because of the commitment and dedication of many volunteers that helped make it happen.

Wreaths Across America 2015 Salute

SMSgt Geoffrey L Meyer
Photo Courtesy of Jill Meyer

Wreaths Across America 2015 was a Triumph

Special thanks to Arkansas Run for the Fallen, Maverick Transportation, Arkansas Patriot Guard Riders, Arkansas Civil Air Patrol, and all the volunteers that helped this year.  Our fallen heroes were honored and remembered beautifully.

This was Maverick’s first year to participate in this event.  Maverick driver, Roger Wyble, delivered over 4,000 wreaths.  He traveled all the way from Maine to the North Little Rock veterans cemetery. Several active duty military, volunteers, and employees helped unload the wreaths.  On Saturday, December 12, several Maverick families were honored to volunteer and take part in the Wreaths Across America 2015 ceremony.  Read more about their involvement in this program and other community service projects on the Maverick Transportation Company Blog.

There are more than 6,000 veterans interred at the Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery.  This cemetery has more Arkansas fallen heroes from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan than any other cemetery in the nation. Our goal for next year is a wreath for every veteran.

Ongoing fundraising campaigns and community service projects sponsored by Arkansas Run For the Fallen, Arkansas Patriot Guard Riders, Arkansas Civil Air Patrol, other veteran service organizations, groups and individuals have made the program here at Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery a model for all to follow.

 

Wreaths Across America has three missions.  Remember the Fallen.  Honor those who served.  Teach our children the value of freedom.

Wreaths Across America 2015

It is always heartwarming and inspirational to see so many come together in honor of our veterans that have made the ultimate sacrifice.  I have included links to a few photo albums and articles documenting the event.

Thank you Jill Meyer for the striking images you captured.

Check out images from across the nation. Arkansas Run for the Fallen coordinated with other cemeteries and sponsored veterans in other areas.

Several media organizations covered the event this year.  Check out this great article from the Hot Springs Sentinel-Record.  Local communities throughout the state helped make Wreaths Across America 2015 a success.

Did you participate in the Wreaths Across America this year?

Post your pictures on our Facebook page and let us know what was most meaningful to you about the day.

Wreaths Across America is a 501c3 organization.  Your donations are tax deductible. If you would like to donate to the 2016 campaign, please visit Wreaths Across America to sponsor a wreath. You might also like to visit our “What Can You Do” page for other ways to contribute.

 

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