Please join the Paradise Valley National Society Daughters of America Revolution (PVNSDAR) and help sponsor the Wreaths Across America Program.
The PVNSDAR chapter has sponsored veteran memory wreaths for the Wreaths Across America Program for several years and is a fundraising and sponsoring group for it. The event is a wonderful way to remember our fallen Veterans, honor those who serve, and teach our children the value of freedom.
In 2007, the Worchester family of Harrington, Maine along with veterans and others who had helped with their annual Christmas Wreath ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, formed Wreaths Across America. The goal was to continue and expand this effort and support other groups around the country who wanted to do the same. This non-profit organization continues the Arlington tradition as part of the mission to Remember, Honor and Teach.
In 2018, Wreaths Across America and its national network of volunteers laid over 1,800,000 memorial wreaths at nearly 1,440 locations in the United States and beyond. This was accomplished with help from over 3,270 fundraising groups, many corporate contributions, donations of trucking and shipping plus thousands of helping hands. The annual pilgrimage from Harrington, Maine to Arlington National Cemetery is known as “the world`s largest veteran`s parade,” stopping at schools, monuments, veterans’ homes and communities all along the way to remind people how important it is to Remember, Honor and Teach!
Proceeds place a wreath at one of the participating cemeteries and help support our fundraising partners including educational and veteran’s services outreach programs. (Please note that all sponsorships are sent directly to the location of choice and no wreaths are sent to the individuals purchasing sponsorships.)
On Saturday, December 14, there will be wreath ceremonies in over 1,400 cemeteries and the PVNSDAR participates at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona located at 23029 Cave Creek Road in Phoenix at 10 a.m.
This cemetery has approximated 65,000 graves and each year, more wreaths are placed as veterans are remembered for their wonderful service to our country.
If you wish to sponsor a wreath through the PVNSDAR please e-mail Kitty Woodward, WAA co-chair at firstname.lastname@example.org for a sponsorship form, or visit www.wreathsacrossamerica.org for more information.
On the sponsorship forms please list location i.d. AZNMCP (other locations can be found online but may not offer grave specific service) and the fundraising i.d. for PVNSDAR: AZ0025P (grave specific for AZNMCP)
The cutoff date for wreath orders is November 25, 2019. Funds raised are used for purchasing wreaths and postage for the PVNSDAR Packages from Home Program to our active military. All sponsorships and donations are tax deductible.