American Legion Post 178, for the eighth consecutive year, participated in the 2021 National Wreaths Across America Day activities at the DFW National Cemetery. Veterans volunteered to assist with unloading of approximately 8,000 boxes of wreaths on Dec. 17 and the placement of more than 48,000 wreaths on Dec. 18. Although the temperature hovered around 50 degrees and a strong north wind persisted, a substantial number of volunteers attended the event. Post members will also assist with the removal of wreaths on Jan. 15, 2022.
National Wreaths Across America Day is the culmination of a yearlong mission to "Remember the fallen, Honor those who serve and Teach the next generation the value of freedom." This mission is in part conducted each December with the placement of sponsored veterans’ wreaths on the headstones of those who have served our country.
By coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies at more than 3,100 participating locations around the country, Wreaths Across America strives to remember our fallen heroes. The day honors those who served. And it teaches our children about the sacrifices made by veterans and their families to preserve our freedoms. Remember. Honor. Teach.