Ronald Reagan once said, “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.”
If you are searching for the perfect Christmas present for a young child that teaches a lesson, consider spending $25 to make them a part of the “Red Hat Brigade.”
The Red Hat Brigade will introduce the next generation of Americans to the service of veterans for our country. Wreaths Across America, a not-for-profit 501-c3 organization was formed as an extension of the Arlington Wreath Project. From Arlington Cemetery where it all began to cemeteries all across America, the Arlington Wreath Program which started with Mr. Morrill Worchester of the Worchester Wreath Company has gone on to great depths. In 1992, Worchester Wreath was responsible for the donation and laying of 5000 Christmas wreaths at the Arlington National Cemetery.
As photos went viral on the Internet of the thousands of graves adorned with green wreaths and red bows, the project took on a new life and the Arlington Wreath Program spun into the Wreaths Across America. By late 2008 there were over 300 locations to include Puerto Rico and 24 separate overseas locations. Imagine that 100,000 wreaths have been placed on veterans graves by over 60,000 volunteers.
The Wreaths Across America made it a point to deliver the message to the next generation and began the Remember, Honor and Teach Program. The program is intent on carrying the message that men and women gave their lives for this country.
You can view the Early Education Gift package here. The package includes the new book: The Parade of Purpose, a red hat with a Wreaths Across America (WAA) pin and a wreath to be placed at the cemetery of your choice in honor of a veteran.
If you cannot afford the $25 for the gift package, you can download a coloring booklet for FREE by visiting the WAA site here.
May we never forget the service of our veterans and may we teach our children the price of freedom.