Contribution will sponsor 16,000 veterans' wreaths to be placed at 32 participating locations across the country on Dec. 17.
COLUMBIA FALLS, Maine and BETHESDA, Md., Dec. 13, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, national nonprofit Wreaths Across America (WAA) is proud to announce that Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has made a $240,000 donation to sponsor 16,000 veterans' wreaths for placement at participating locations this National Wreaths Across America Day ? Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022.
"Lockheed Martin has proudly supported Wreaths Across America for five years and its mission to remember, honor, and teach," said Tiffany King, Manager of Social Impact at Lockheed Martin. "About one in five Lockheed Martin employees has served in uniform, and as a military spouse, I know that this partnership is personal to many of our colleagues. We are grateful for this solemn opportunity to honor all those who have served."
Over 1,000 Lockheed Martin employees plan to participate in the distribution of the wreaths at 32 locations across the U.S. These locations include the following:
Arlington National Cemetery
Bay Pines National Cemetery
Saint Petersburg, FL
Beaufort National Cemetery
Bell Chapel Cemetery
Beverly National Cemetery
Camp Nelson National Cemetery
Crownsville Veterans Cemetery
Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery
Fort Worth, TX
Florida National Cemetery
Fort Logan National Cemetery
Garden of Memories Memorial Park
Goleta Cemetery District
Los Gatos Memorial Park
Marietta National Cemetery
Memorial Park Cemetery
New Brocton City Cemetery
Pikes Peak National Cemetery
Colorado Springs, CO
Pine Ridge Cemetery
Saint Stanislaus Cathedral PNCC Cemetery
South Florida National Cemetery
Southeast Louisiana Veterans Cemetery
Titusville Brevard Co Veterans Cemetery
Space Coast, FL
Valhalla Memory Garden
Valley Forge National Historical Park
Valley Forge, PA
Wood National Cemetery
Woodlawn Memorial Park
"The generous contribution from Lockheed Martin helps us to ensure that we will be able to remember service members laid to rest in communities across the country," said Karen Worcester, Executive Director, WAA. "And through the simple act of placing these wreaths, we teach about our nation's history and what it means to serve. Lockheed Martin understands the impact this has on the next generation, and we are so grateful for their support."
Click here to find a local WAA participating cemetery near you to support or volunteer at this year's National Wreaths Across America Day.
Wreaths Across America is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit 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 thousands of veterans' cemeteries and other locations in all 50 states and beyond. For more information or to sponsor a wreath please visit www.wreathsacrossamerica.org.
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