Sat, Dec 19|
Arlington National Cemetery
Wreaths Across America 2020
Join us for our fourth year remembering the fallen during the holiday season
Time & Location
Dec 19, 2020, 7:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA, USA
About The Event
As we have for the past three years, HKS will again proudly support Wreaths Across America on December 19th, 2020 out of respect for our fallen at the holiday season. Although COVID may change the format of the commemoration, there will be - guaranteed - some large scale recognition of veteran sacrifice, nonetheless.
For those unfamiliar: Wreaths Across America aims to honor every laid-to-rest veteran at the holidays with a wreath or a rock and the out-loud pronouncement of their name. The program began in 1992, when a wreath manufacturing family in Maine found themselves with a seasonal surplus. Shortly thereafter, they drove through the night to place their wreaths at Arlington National Cemetery. Their spontaneous goodwill has since inspired tens of thousands of others as the initiative has grown internationally. So too, has the HKS presence grown - to more than 70 plus volunteers in years’ past. As those who have participated know: not rain, sleet, nor snow will keep us away from this self-appointed duty!
And, since we’ve doubled our volunteer numbers nearly every year we’ve participated, Wreaths Across America has seen fit to award us our own truck of wreaths to manage, which will make connecting much easier. If you’d like to serve on the board for this management initiative (we’ll need a total of eight super volunteers who are available for one of the three virtual trainings on Oct 24th, 28th, or Nov 7th ; for one mandatory call on Dec 12th or 15th - in pandemic lieu of the conventional morning-of assembly-; and are willing to get up extra early on the event day) please contact Joelle at firstname.lastname@example.org. And, if there are enough super volunteers we may even take on TWO trucks of wreaths!
If you’d like to join us in laying the wreaths, you’ll just need to RSVP and join us that Saturday morning: December 19th, 2020 (with details to follow here and by email, as they become available). If you can’t join us but would like to participate, please consider sponsoring a wreath here. As always, we thank you for your continued support of that HKS concept of service which continues to unite us even in the most polarized environments.
RSVP'ing will help us all connect on December 19th