PenFed Credit Union Partners with Wreaths Across America to Honor Veterans and Provide Remembrance Wreaths to Gold Star Families | State
TYSONS, Virginie and COLUMBIA FALLS, Maine, November 29, 2021 / PRNewswire / – PenFed Credit Union, the nation’s second largest federal credit union, is pleased to announce its continued partnership with Wreaths Across America to honor veterans and provide wreaths of remembrance to more than 3,000 Gold Star families. At Saturday, December 18, the annual National Wreath Day across America will honor the dead for the first time that the United States is not at war.
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“We are proud to partner with Wreaths Across America to honor our country’s veterans and their families,” said Jacques Schenck, President / CEO of PenFed Credit Union and CEO of PenFed Foundation. “National Wreath Day across America is in person this year and I encourage everyone to consider visiting their local cemetery to participate. It is important that we continue to say the names of service members aloud. and to thank them for securing our freedoms. Everyone needs patriotism this holiday season and PenFed is proud to support Wreaths Across America’s mission to remember, honor and teach. “
Wreaths Across America weeklong escort begins Sunday 12 December in Maine, where the crowns are assembled, and ends on Saturday, December 18 with National Wreath Day across America and the Wreath Laying at Arlington National Cemetery, and over 3,000 other locations across the country. The health and safety of all volunteers and participants is a top priority for Wreaths Across America and the organization follows national and local COVID-19 guidelines during all events and activities.
In 2020, approximately 1.7 million Veterans Wreaths were placed on headstones at more than 2,500 participating sites across the country in honor of service and sacrifice for our freedoms, with every name spoken out loud.
“The mission to remember the dead, honor those who serve and teach the next generation the value of freedom grows each year across the country with the support of volunteers across the country and partners like PenFed Credit. Union “said Karen worcester, Executive Director, Crowns Across America. “Whether they’re helping us teach the next generation by sharing stories of service or sacrifice, or helping honor families by sponsoring veterans wreaths, they are always ready to support the mission, and we do them. are grateful! “
Wreaths Across America escort stops on the route to Arlington National Cemetery include:
- Lubec, Maine
- Harrington, Maine
- Ellsworth, Maine
- Wiscasset, Maine
- Winslow, Maine
- Portland, Maine
- Eliot, Maine
- Merrimack, New Hampshire
- Brattleboro, Vermont.
- Troy, New York
- Central Valley, New York State
- Wayne, New Jersey
- Elizabeth, New Jersey
- Parlin, New Jersey
- Holmdel, New Jersey
- Bordentown, New Jersey
- Claymont, Del.
- Wilmington, Del.
- Middletown, Del.
- Stevensville, Maryland.
- Arlington, Virginia.
Those interested in sponsoring wreaths or volunteering to lay wreaths at local cemeteries across the country can visit www.wreathsacrossamerica.org for more information.
Learn more about Wreaths Across America through PenFed social media content featuring inspirational stories including how Gold Star Moms honor a daughter and a son, the story of Wreath Across America, a patriotic convoy stopping at Portland, Maine, and a career broadcaster became Wreaths Across America Radio host.
About PenFed Credit Union
Established in 1935, the Pentagon Federal Credit Union (PenFed) is the second largest federal credit union in the United States, serving 2.5 million members worldwide with $ 31 billion in assets. PenFed Credit Union offers certificates, checks, credit cards, personal loans, mortgages, auto loans, student loans, and a wide range of other financial services, always keeping the interests of creditors in mind. members. PenFed Credit Union is federally insured by the NCUA and is an equal housing lender. To learn more about PenFed Credit Union, visit PenFed.org, like us on Facebook and follow us @PenFed on Twitter. Interested in working for PenFed? Consult us on LinkedIn. We are proud to be an equal employment opportunity employer.
About crowns across America
Wreaths Across America is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit founded to continue and expand the annual wreath laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery started by Maine businessman Morrill Worcester in 1992. The organization’s mission, Remember, Honor, Teach is achieved in part each year by coordinating wreath laying ceremonies in December in Arlington, as well as in 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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