Military families can send free holiday greetings via radio

Published 8:00 am Sunday, November 14, 2021

During this year’s season of hope and giving, Wreaths Across America Radio invites troops from across the country and overseas, as well as their loved ones at home, to send a holiday greeting to one another in the form of an internet radio greeting. This is WAAR’s “Remembrance Ring” program.

The “Remembrance Ring” provides American military families the opportunity to extend holiday greetings and thanks to service members and veterans through WAAR, a stream available anywhere, 24/7 at www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/radio, and via the iHeart Radio app, or via download at the App Store or on Google.( #WreathsRadio.) Last year the program connected many families from all over the globe.

“The United States currently has 1.3 million active duty members, reservists and guards serving within our borders and abroad. Additionally, more than 24 million veterans have faithfully served our country in the past,” said Wreaths Across America Executive Director Karen Worcester. “I am honored and thrilled to be able to offer these soldiers and their families the opportunity to share their Holiday greeting. The Remembrance Ring is a wonderful gift to give and is especially important for sharing love and support for their sacrifices at this special time of the year.”

Anyone can participate by calling 888-348-3352 to record a short holiday greeting. WAAR will play that message on-air during the holidays to help bring families, loved ones, members of the military, and Americans closer together for the holiday season. These special messages will be broadcast Nov. 22—Dec. 31.

Wreaths Across America is a non-profit best-known for placing wreaths on the headstones of the nation’s fallen warriors at Arlington National Cemetery and cemeteries across the nation, including Lincoln County. Fresh balsam veteran’s wreaths can be sponsored for $15 each at www.wreathsacrossamerica.org. Wreaths will be laid Dec. 19 as part of National Wreaths Across America Day.

Area participating cemeteries include Riverwood Memorial Park in Brookhaven, Sylvarena Baptist Church Cemetery in Wesson, Stronghope Cemetery in Wesson, Wesson Cemetery, Lawrence County Cemetery in Monticello, Hazlehurst City Cemetery and Georgetown Community Cemetery.