Wreaths Across America Theme for 2012 Announced

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Posted on January 27th, 2012 in 2012  http://tinyurl.com/WAA-2012

Wreaths Across America Theme for 2012 Announced

This month the WAA Board of Directors met to recap the 2011 events and begin preparation for 2012. Last year was the first time the organization announced a theme for the year. 2011 marked the 20th year anniversary of the wreaths being donated to Arlington National Cemetery. Inspired by Board member and Vice Chair Sir Stanley Wojtusik the 2011 theme was “Giving the Christmas They Never Had.”

The theme for 2012 was announced as:

“Then, Now, and Forever – Let’s Make It Personal”

As Executive Director Karen Worcester explains, “the 2012 theme is all about recognizing the stories that are a deep rooted part of our heritage. We know from listening to many families who have lost a loved one in service to our Country, that their biggest fear is that their story – and all that made them who they are, might be forgotten. This is our way of saying, we won’t forget. We will never forget.”

Worcester added, “we are going to challenge all our volunteers this year, and especially our younger generations to look for, and capture the individual stories – because it is not about the number of wreaths placed – it is about seeing how many connections we can make.”

“Our goal is to make this year come alive in the stories, imaginations, and memories of all those who serve and sacrifice,” said Ms. Worcester. “I hope you will join us in making it personal.”