Wreaths Across America - largest AMU service project this year
American Military University (www.apus.edu) was proud to lay 1,000 wreaths on grave markers at Arlington Cemetery last weekend. With 150 people joining in the memorial commemoration, it was the largest community outreach project undertaken by the Manassas and Charles Town, WV campuses.
There were an estimated 325,000 such wreaths placed on soldiers’ graves across our nation on the morning of December 15, when volunteers for Wreaths Across America gathered in 700 locations in all 50 states. At Arlington National Cemetery, 90,000 wreaths were placed against the sea of gray granite memorial markers. American Military University, committed to educating those who serve, is proud to support the Arlington effort.
Wreaths Across America provides one way to remember the fallen. It began in 1992 when Morrill Worcester was inspired to lay 5,000 wreaths at Arlington National Cemetery, and has grown tremendously in the 20 years since.
The partnership between Wreaths Across America and American Military University brought together instructors, students, program directors and staff. AMU donated 1,000 wreaths and American flags at Arlington as a result of a “likes” initiative on FaceBook. The ambitious goal helped raise awareness for, and participation in, the program. WAA http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6PF3ffUvL7M has a great video to watch.