A Way to Honor Fallen Military

Posted: November 8, 2012 in Military
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As we come up on Veteran’s Day this weekend, I wanted to get out some information on an organization that specifically tries to acknowledge the resting places for our fallen warriors.  Wreaths Across America is the national organization that collects donations that go to purchasing wreaths to decorate graves at Arlington National Cemetery.  The organization has chapters and ambassadors in all 50 states and for cemeteries abroad that are dedicated to the fallen.  Just $15 will guarantee that a wreath will be purchased and laid on a veterans grave.  You can visit the national organizations site and donate or one of the collection sites that each of the ambassadors have for state by state collections.

Jennifer Adcock is the North Carolina ambassador and works tirelessly for military in the NC community.  Her site at Remember the Fallen.  From Jennifer’s site you can get statistics on how much has been raised and by whom, compare what other states are contributing to the cause and other information about the parent organization and other fundraisers that they do.  Thanks to her efforts Jennifer has been selected as one of the readers of the names to honor the 25th anniversary of the Viet Nam Veterans Memorial Wall, one of the names she will be reading is of a relative of hers who was killed in action in Viet Nam.

You can make an individual donation, a family donation or a corporate donation and have a hand in insuring our veterans who gave their lives are recognized  with a wreath.  Anyone who is interested in volunteering in other ways can contact jennifer through her site or visit the national site and see in which way you can lend a hand.

Please remember this Sunday, the 11th is Veteran’s Day.  The national time of recognition is at the 11th hour, on the 11th day of the 11th month.  Taps will be blown and the flag will be at half-mast in honor of.  Please remember to take a moment and think of those who have given so much including the families forever affected by the loss of their loved one in defense of the nation.

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