Wreaths Across America Jacksonville


Jacksonville National Cemetery

This year’s wreath laying program will take place on

Saturday, 13 Dec 2014 at 11:45am

Don’t Say I Should Have. Say I Did.


Each year Wreaths Across America selects a theme that exemplifies the message that the organization wants to communicate. The mission remains the same: Remember, Honor, and Teach.

After much deliberation and many great submissions, this year’s theme arrived via educator Larry Ross, who recounted the story of his students and a fitting tribute at the stone of Mike McGreevy in Arlington National Cemetery. The words came from a personal motto of Sgt. Jeffrey Kirk (KIA in Al Anbar Province, Iraq in 2004) shared with a classmate, after he stepped up to do the bravest thing he had yet to do in his young life.

As Karen Worcester, Executive Director at Wreaths Across America explained, “when I read those words from Larry, they were exactly what we were looking for and what we all need to hear. Combined with our mission to Remember, Honor, and Teach, it both gives us perspective, and is a call to action.”