NexTech Solutions & Wreaths Across America
December 17, 2022
December 17, 2022
NexTech Solutions joins the nation in honoring the memory of our fallen military service members through Wreaths Across America. Taking place every December, Wreaths Across America has gone from one man’s ambitious commitment to honoring the fallen to a nationally recognized day of annual tribute.
In 1992, founder Morrill Worcester began the tradition of donating and placing wreaths along the older sections of Arlington Cemetery. It was a tribute of remembrance for those who paid the ultimate price for our country’s freedom. What started as a simple gesture, over the years multiplied into a well-known tradition that many were eager to embrace and contribute to.
By 2005, the acclaimed image of Arlington cemetery layered in wreaths with red bows and a blanket of snow went viral. From there the movement grew to a national level, with requests from volunteers pouring in to contribute. It wasn’t long before other locations across America began to perform wreath-laying ceremonies of their own. In 2006 over 150 locations participated in the wreath laying observance led with the help of determined civic organizations and the Civil Air Patrol.
2007 marked the official formation of Wreaths Across America as a nonprofit organization, where the efforts could be continued and expanded beyond what Worcester and his family had begun 15 years earlier. One year later in 2008, congress unanimously voted to have December 13th become “Wreaths Across America Day”.
Today, the tradition continues with more than 3,400 locations participating in the wreath ceremony every December.
Wreaths Across America’s mission is summed up into three words; Remember, Honor, and Teach. Remember our fallen U.S. veterans. Honor those who serve. Teach your children the value of freedom.
It’s a statement to back the commitment. The movement is dedicated to reassuring veterans and their families that their bravery and sacrifice will never be forgotten.
This December, to show our appreciation and honor to our nation’s Veterans who are currently serving or who have made the ultimate sacrifice, NTS has teamed up with Wreaths Across America (WAA) to donate wreaths as a part of Wreaths Across America day (December 17th, 2022).
Each December, on National Wreaths Across America day, WAA’s mission to Remember, Honor and Teach is carried out by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies at more than 3,400 locations in all 50 U.S. states, at sea, and abroad. Our donation has gone to support wreaths to be placed at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA, one of the largest veteran cemeteries in the United States.
Our donation will ensure that a wreath is handcrafted of all-American balsam and hand-tied with a red velvet bow, and where volunteers (including some of our very own NTS VA employees) will place it on the marker of a fallen hero. Volunteers will then “say their name” to ensure that the legacy of duty, service, and sacrifice of that veteran is never forgotten.If you would like to learn more about Wreaths Across America, please visit https://www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/