Wreaths Across America Donations and Volunteers Needed


REMEMBER the Fallen. . . HONOR those who Serve. . . TEACH our children the value of Freedom.

On December 16, 2023, at 12:00 pm (wreath placement immediately following the ceremony), Wreaths Across America will be at Bellefontaine City Cemetery to Remember and Honor our veterans through the laying of Remembrance wreaths on the graves of our country’s fallen heroes and the act of saying the name of each and every veteran aloud.

Bellefontaine is seeking help laying wreaths at as many graves as possible, and many hands make light work.

Currently, there are just over 500 wreaths to lay, but the goal is to have a total of over 1,000.

Just under 500 more wreaths are needed to ensure that every serviceperson buried at the Bellefontaine Cemetery has a wreath.

Providing a wreath will ensure that every veteran in the cemetery will be honored.

Click HERE to volunteer to place wreaths or to donate a wreath in memory or honor of a loved one.

Wreaths Across America (WAA) is a national nonprofit organization founded in 2007 to continue and expand the annual wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery begun by Maine businessman Morrill Worcester in 1992.

  • 1992: First wreaths (5,000) donated by Morrill Worcester and Worcester Wreath
  • 2005: Iconic photo of wreaths in snow became a viral sensation
  • 2007: Wreaths Across America formed as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit*
  • 2012: Millionth wreath placed at Arlington National Cemetery
  • 2014: For the first time, every headstone at Arlington National Cemetery received a wreath
  • 2016: 25th year that veterans’ wreaths were placed at Arlington National Cemetery
  • 2018: Mission advances overseas with the first placement of 9,387 veterans’ wreaths at Normandy-American Cemetery in France.
  • 2021: Marked the 30th year that veterans’ wreaths have been placed at Arlington National
  • 2022: Expand to include more than 3,700 participating locations, every state and U.S. territory participates in National Wreaths Across America Day

WAA’s yearlong mission is to Remember the fallen, Honor those who serve, and Teach the next generation the value of freedom.

Since 2008, Congress has proclaimed a Saturday in December as National Wreaths Across America Day.