Press Release

Dateline: October 1, 2017

Contact Name: Susan Fleegle

Fleegle and Helfenbein Funeral Home

Contact Phone: 410-482-8914

Contact email: [email protected]


Saturday December 16th 2017 is Wreaths Across America Day. WAA began as The Arlington Wreath project started by Morrill Worcester in 1992 with the donation and laying of 5000 Christmas wreaths to Arlington National Cemetery. It was relatively obscure until 2005 when a photo of the stones adorned with wreaths and covered in snow circulated around the internet.  The project received National attention. In 2006 over 150 State & National cemeteries held wreath laying ceremonies simultaneously. By 2008 over 300 locations held wreath laying ceremonies in every state, Puerto Rico and 24 overseas cemeteries. Over 100,000 wreaths were placed on veterans graves. Over 60,000 volunteers participated.

Now the opportunity to adorn every veteran’s grave has been made available to our community no matter what local cemetery your hero is buried in. This is made possible through the efforts of the following area funeral home in conjunction with the nearly 1000 Veterans & Family Memorial Care funeral home providers across America.

Fleegle and Helfenbein Funeral Home

WAA reaches out to thousands of children each year with the message of Remember, Honor and Teach.  The importance of honoring each fallen serviceman/woman as an individual is stressed. This year the wreath laying will be on the third Saturday of December and was unanimously voted by the US Congress as “Wreaths Across America™ Day”. By offering sponsorships to the public, Wreaths Across America hopes that one day every veteran’s resting place will be adorned with a wreath for the holiday season.

You may honor your hero, buried at any local cemetery by sponsoring a $15 Wreath to adorn their grave. Now thru December 1st. please stop in and order a wreath for your hero at the above listed funeral home.