Oak Grove Cemetery in Rockwood, Tennessee, is an official Wreaths Across America (WAA) location joining more than 2100 other cemeteries across the country for National Wreaths Across America Day. Led by Rockwood 2000 and the American Legion Post 50, with help from the Honor Guard and local volunteers, a wreath ceremony, along with the placing of wreaths on veterans’ graves, will occur on the second or third Saturday every year in December.
Every donation and wreath sponsorship represents a meaningful gift from a grateful American who knows what it means to serve and sacrifice for the freedoms we all enjoy.
If you want to sponsor a veteran with an official WAA wreath (balsam fir wreath) select the “Sponsorship Form” button at the bottom of this page. Or, forms can be picked up at Live and Let Live Drug Store in Rockwood. If you have any questions or concerns at all contact either person listed below.
Wreaths Across America is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded to continue and expand the annual wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery begun by Maine businessman Morrill Worcester in 1992. The organization’s mission – Remember, Honor, Teach! – is carried out in part each year by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies in December at Arlington, as well as at more than 1,400 veterans’ cemeteries and other locations in all 50 states and beyond.
Wreaths across America started as a simple gesture of thanks that has grown into a national movement of dedicated volunteers and communities coming together to not only remember the nations fallen, and honor their service, but to teach the next generation about the sacrifices made for us to live freely.