Wreaths Across America

Remember – Honor – Teach

What began in 1992 with a trailer load of wreaths, decorated by volunteers and laid at the grave of fallen soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery has now become a new mission to Remember – Honor – Teach the values of freedom in the world today.


In creating Wreaths Across America, it was the wish of Morrill and Karen Worcester to bring children and veterans together, as the ideal way of expressing appreciation for the past, present, and future sacrifices our veterans ( and their families ) make for this country. Wreaths Across America’s mission is to remember, honor, and teach.

Wreaths Across America is committed to teaching younger generations about the value of their freedoms and the importance of honoring those who sacrificed so much to protect those freedoms. The wreath-laying ceremony is held on a specified Saturday in December at 11:00 a.m. Central Standard Time, at National cemeteries and other locations in all 50 states and beyond. This year’s ceremony at the Mound City National Cemetery will be held on December 17, 2022. The goal of the Mound City National Cemetery Preservation Commission is for every grave at the cemetery to have a wreath. (Note: wreaths can also be purchased and placed on a veteran’s grave that is not located at Mound City National Cemetery.)


The wreaths may be purchased up until November 30, 2022. You can purchase a wreath(s) by  Clicking Here and downloading and filling out the information on the order form, along with a check or money order made payable to MCNCPC, and mailing it to the address shown on the form. Please note on the form if a volunteer needs to place your wreath at the Mound City National Cemetery.