INFORMATION ABOUT WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA
Wreaths Across America is a non-profit organization dedicated to honoring our veterans buried at national cemeteries around the world by placing wreaths on their grave-sites each Christmas season. Its mission is to Remember - Honor - Teach. We must remember the sacrifices of our men and women in uniform; we must honor their service; and we must teach our younger generations that "Freedom is Not Free."
This is the same organization that provides the wreaths that are sponsored for Arlington National Cemetery, and many people are familiar with the iconic winter scene showing the wreaths on the graves:
The 2016 campaign has concluded, but the 2017 campaign is already under way!! You may use the 2016 form below and submit it to us with your check made out to Wreaths Across America TM. Forms and checks should be mailed to Blue Star Mothers of Coastal Carolina, P.O. Box 30307, Myrtle Beach, SC 29588.
It is important to submit your sponsorship through us, as we are registered as a "3 for 2" sponsor. This means that, for every two wreaths ordered through us, Wreaths Across America provides a 3rd wreath for free.
So...skip a night out for dinner and put just $15 aside for a wreath to honor our veterans. Better yet, purchase 2 for $30 and we will receive a third wreath for free. Essentially, it brings the cost down to $10 per wreath. What a small sacrifice to make to honor our veterans, who sacrificed so much to protect the freedoms we all enjoy!!
Plans are already underway for a Fall Festival in 2017...watch for detailed information!!
HOW TO ORDER WREATHS ON-LINE AND PAY WITH A CREDIT CARD OR ELECTRONIC CHECK:
1. Go to www.WreathsAcrossAmerica.org
2. Click on the "Donate" tab
3. Select "Sponsor a wreath with a local fundraising group"
4. At the top of the page that appears, find the box that says "Search by City, Zip, Cemetery, or Group".
5. Type in SC0017. The caption, "Blue Star Mothers of Coastal Carolina for Florence National Cemetery", will appear.
6. Follow the easy steps to make a donation via credit card or electronic check.
7. THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT.
REMEMBER, FOR EVERY 2 WREATHS ORDERED THROUGH BLUE STAR MOTHERS OF COASTAL CAROLINA, A 3RD WREATH IS PROVIDED FOR FREE!!!! THIS INCREASES OUR SUPPORT BY 50%!!!!
Note: If you prefer to print out an order form and mail us a check, please see the instructions below. Either way will work...whichever you prefer!!
DEADLINE FOR MAIL ORDERS TO BLUE STAR MOTHERS IS TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2016 (ORDERS MUST BE RECEIVED BY THIS DATE IN ORDER TO ALLOW FOR PROCESSING TIME)
Thanks to all who helped make Spring Fest such a great success in 2016. Special thanks to the host and organizer, Amy Flora of Caris Healthcare. Together, we raised nearly $5,000 for our 2016 Wreaths Across America Campaign!!!! Oorah!!
To retrieve the
order form for wreaths,
simply place the cursor over the form below, right-click, and open the form in a new tab. Then you can print is out, complete it, and mail it to us (address is on the form)!!
Please be sure to make checks out to
"Wreaths Across America TM".
The 2017 wreath-laying ceremony at Florence National Cemetery will take place at noon on
Saturday, December 16, 2017.
Let's all work together to make 2017 the year we cover every single veteran's grave at Florence National Cemetery!!!
Thanks to all our supporters who provided a total of about 4,600 wreaths at Florence National Cemetery in 2016. Although this was a record number, our goal is to honor every single veteran buried at Florence National Cemetery...nearly 12,000. Please help us achieve that goal in 2017!!
Here are some pictures from the ceremony at Florence National Cemetery on
Saturday, December 17, 2016.
Here are some pictures from the ceremony at Florence National Cemetery on Saturday, December 13, 2014.
The pictures below were from the ceremony on
December 15, 2013.
In 2013, the total wreaths for Florence National Cemetery were 2,617, of which 1,262 were sponsored through Blue Star Mothers of Coastal Carolina.
Blue Star Mothers of Coastal Carolina secured 960 wreaths for 2012!!! That was 400 more than 2010, and nearly half of the 2100 total wreaths for Florence National Cemetery, which now has over 11000 veterans' graves. Thanks to all who supported this wonderful program and came out on Saturday, December 15th to participate in the ceremony and wreath-laying.
If you, your business, organization, group or family would like to sponsor a wreath, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be pleased to email you a form and a letter describing the event and sponsorships. Wreaths sponsorships are $15 each and anyone sponsoring 10 or more wreaths will have it acknowledged on the program at the event. There are over 12000 veterans' graves at Florence National Cemetery and for 2012 we could only get about 2100 wreaths sponsored. Please help us bring that number up for 2013!!!
We need the community's help with this event. Please pass this information on to your friends and family.
Print out the form and give it to your boss and co-workers. We can not do this without your help. We will be glad to come speak to your group or organization concerning this. Just email us your info and we'll be back to you in no time!
Our goal is to one day have a wreath for every grave. Every one of them deserves nothing less!