Next Saturday, December 14th, is the annual Wreaths Across America Day. This is a great program and the blog has a video clip that answers the question: How Do You Explain Wreaths Across America To A Friend Who Has Never Been To The Event?
Wreaths Across America (WAA) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit with the mission to: Remember the fallen; Honor those who serve; and Teach our children the value of freedom. In addition to the 700+ participating cemeteries in the U.S., it includes 24 veterans cemeteries overseas with. The program started in 1992 at Arlington National Cemetery. The goal for 2013 is 500,000 wreaths. There are many ways to get involved. Check out their website, Facebook page, or blog.
WAA Facebook page
WAA Blog – video link mentioned above
I learned of the program last year, but could not attend the event. Wichita does not have any participating cemeteries. The nearest cemetery is the Veterans Cemetery in Winfield.