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Wreaths Across America at Barrancas National Cemetery
On Dec 16th at 9AM volunteers will reverently place memorial wreaths on gravesites of veterans and their spouses at Barrancas National Cemetery onboard NAS Pensacola. Individual and organizational volunteers and sponsors can learn more at www.barrancaswreaths,com
In Partnership with Kiwanis Club of Big Lagoon Foundation
Corporate Sponsorship Information
Wreaths Across America (WAA) is a 501(c) 3 non-profit corporation that produces, delivers and places Memorial wreaths on the graves of American Veterans at cemeteries all over the world. Locally, Kiwanis Club of Big Lagoon Foundation, a separate 501(c) 3 non-profit, partners with WAA to provide and place wreaths for as many of the 47,000+ graves at Barrancas National Cemetery as we can. Our goal is to eventually blanket every grave at Barrancas with a wreath. Last year about 2000 individuals, corporations, schools and other organizations were able to provide sponsorships for about 12,000 wreaths.
In addition to mass placements, we accept specific placement requests, allowing friends and family members to be sure their loved ones grave has a wreath. We honored over 1000 specific requests last year. However, many graves remain unadorned and many departed veterans are not honored.
Every year we involve as many young people as we can in this effort because a focus on strengthening communities one child at a time is the Mission of Kiwanis.
How Your Organization Can Help
*Sponsor wreaths – Individual wreaths can be sponsored for $15.00, but we encourage organizations to aim higher. Diamond Sponsors provide 500 wreaths ($7500); Platinum Sponsors provide 200 wreaths ($3000); Gold Sponsors provide 100 wreaths ($1500); Silver Sponsors provide 50 wreaths ($750); and Bonze sponsors provide 10 wreaths ($150).
*Start an employee matching program – Encourage your employees to personally sponsor wreaths, including the option of specifying certain graves, and provide a corporate matching donation. Contact us at BarrancasWreaths@gmail.com for help in establishing a program.
*Provide volunteers to place wreaths on Saturday, December 16, 2017 – Anyone can volunteer, but organizations who contribute at the Gold level and above can arrange to place their wreaths as a group (if they wish) in Sections of the cemetery we specify.
*Provide volunteers to help pick up the wreaths in early January 2018 (date not yet set)
How Your Organization Benefits
*Support the Mission of WAA to Remember, Honor, and Teach in Pensacola. Be seen as helping to teach our youth the cost of our freedoms and the honor due those who protect them.
*Bronze Sponsors and above will be listed in the program distributed at the Ceremony on December 16, 2017 at 11:00 AM.
*Gold Sponsors and above will be given a plaque suitable for display recognizing their contribution. They will also be recognized with their corporate logo on the 2018 posters distributed throughout the Gulf Coast area.
*You will send a strong message to your employees, customers, suppliers and the community at large that you support our veterans.
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