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National Nonprofit Aims to Help Supporters Distribute One Million Thank You Cards During National Military Appreciation Month in May
Submitted by: Wreaths Across America
Posted: Apr 10, 2012 – 12:34 PM EST
COLUMBIA FALLS, ME, Apr. 10 /CSRwire/ - (Marketwire - Apr 10, 2012) - Wreaths Across America (WAA), a nonprofit organization founded to continue and expand the annual wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery begun by Maine businessman, Morrill Worcester, in 1992, today announced its specially designed military appreciation thank you cards are now available. The organization has been designing and printing the cards since 2010, and is challenging its supporters to distribute one million cards during National Military Appreciation Month in May. The cards are available for the cost of shipping and handling and can be ordered online at www.wreathsacrossamerica.org.
"There are so many occasions in life where we wish we had the time -- and the right heartfelt words -- to thank a service man or woman who has put their life on the line to protect our freedoms," said Karen Worcester, executive director, Wreaths Across America. "We created these cards to make it easier to approach veterans when the opportunity arises -- they provide the perfect excuse to step forward and express your gratitude. We're excited to be a part of reaching one million deserving men and women with a special message of thanks this May."
The business card-sized military appreciation cards feature a scene of wreaths placed at Arlington during the holiday season. On the back of the card, below the organization's stated mission to Remember, Honor, and Teach, is space for the card-giver to sign their name as a way to personalize the note. Many card-givers present several appreciation cards with each exchange, so the recipient may also share in the experience of giving.
Earlier this year, WAA announced the creation of a virtual Honor Wall on its official Facebook page, creating a place for users to submit personal stories and post photos of veterans or members of the active military to share with family and friends. The appreciation cards and Honor Wall are examples of WAA's year-round mission to Remember, Honor, and Teach about the service and sacrifice of our veterans, a mission that culminates each December with wreath-laying ceremonies at more than 700 participating locations all across the nation.
About Wreaths Across America
Wreaths Across America is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded to continue and expand the annual wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery begun by Maine businessman, Morrill Worcester, in 1992. The organization's mission, Remember, Honor, Teach, is carried out in part each year by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies in December at Arlington, as well as hundreds of veterans' cemeteries and other locations in all 50 states and beyond. For more information, to donate or to sign up to volunteer, please visit www.WreathsAcrossAmerica.org.
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