In December 1992 in Harrington, Maine, when wreath maker Morrill Worcester found himself with a surplus of 5,000 wreaths during the holiday season. Worcester saw the surplus as an opportunity to pay tribute to our country’s veterans and with the help of Maine Senator Olympia Snowe, arranged for the wreaths to be placed at Arlington National Cemetery.
This annual tribute to our country’s veterans has continued ever since, touching the lives of millions of veterans’ families and volunteers and growing in scope through the years. In
2007, the Worcester family along with veterans and volunteers formed the non-profit organization Wreaths Across America to continue and expand their efforts at Arlington National Cemetery and to support those around the country who wished to do the same. Morrill’s wife, Karen, has served as the organization’s volunteer Executive Director since the non- profit was created and today oversees what has become a massive volunteer organization that continues to grow.
This year’s ceremony will be Saturday, December 17, 12 noon unless noted.
Join by sponsoring a veterans’ wreath at a cemetery near you, volunteering or donating to a local sponsorship group.
Sponsor a Wreath for $15 by November 30th
2022 Escort to Arlington
Wreaths Across America’s annual escort to Arlington National Cemetery kicks off on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2022. Will arrive on Wednesday, December 14
9:30 am Thorne Middle School, 70 Murphy Road, Port Monmouth
12 noon Vietnam Veterans Memorial, 1 Memorial Lane, Holmdel
Wreaths Across America-Trucking Fleet
Become a volunteer trucking company
Help Wreaths Across America transport wreaths to locations where events are held
Create a WAA Facebook page for your sponsorship group or location, you may contact Samantha Gatcomb, email@example.com
Join WAA Radio!
Wreaths Across America wants to feature YOU, our volunteers, each day on Wreaths Across America Radio! We would love to share the work you are doing to prepare in your local community for National Wreaths Across America Day. Includes scheduling a short, live phone interview with Morning Show host, Michael W. Hale and sharing a social media post on the Wreaths Radio Facebook page.
Our team has developed a press release template and social media graphics that can help promote your local participation.
Please contact the Wreaths Radio team TODAY to schedule your interview via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Monmouth County Wreaths Across America Events
Ceremonial Only Locations
A meaningful ceremony will be held and placing wreaths on Veterans graves will not take place. You may sponsor a wreath by clicking Sponsor Wreath
proceeds will go to a location in need.
Greenwood Cemetery (NJGDCB)
701 Schoolhouse Road, Brielle
Historic Osborn Graveyard (NJHGYB)
644 Union Lane, Brielle, Ceremonial Only
Wampum Veterans Memorial Park (NJWVMP)
West Street & Highway 35, Eatontown
Farmingdale Evergreen Cemetery (NJFECF)
Rt 524 and West Farms Road, Farmingdale
Adelphia Cemetery (NJACMR)
581 Wyckoff Mills Road, Freehold
Ardena Baptist Church (NJABCF)
593 Adelphia Road, Freehold
Elk Point Memorial (NJEPMF)
73 East Main Street, Freehold
Hendrickson Family Burial Ground (NJHHFB)
Beau Ridge Drive, Holmdel, Ceremonial Only
NJ Vietnam Veterans Memorial Museum (NJVVMM)
1 Memorial Lane, Holmdel
Cedar Lawn/Southard Cemetery (NJCLSC)
Corner of Kent and Church Road, Howell
Memorial Park Little Silver (NJMPLS)
Prospect Avenue, Little Silver, Ceremonial Only
Old Tennent Cemetery (NJOTCM)
454 Tennent Road, Manalapan
Atlantic View Cemetery (NJAVCM)
49 Forest Avenue, Manasquan
Fair View Cemetery (NJFCRB)
456 Hwy 35, Middletown
Rotary Club of Asbury Park (NJ0146)
Held at Veterans Memorial Park, 703 Old Corlies Ave, Neptune
Wreath laying immediately following at Mt Calvary NJMCVY)
2500 Rt 66, Neptune Twp
Presbyterian Church at Shrewsbury (NJPTCS)
352 Sycamore Avenue, Shrewsbury, 11 am
Old Free Church Cemetery (NJOFCC)
Monmouth Road, West Long Branch, 11 am