In 1992 a wreath company in Maine placed 5,000 excess wreaths in Arlington National Cemetery. The next year they made 5,000 extra wreaths to make sure they had some to place in Arlington. From that effort the tax-exempt organization Wreaths Across America was formed and since that time, more than one million wreaths have been placed in cemeteries across our nation.
In 2013 Greenwood became an approved cemetery by the Wreaths Across American organization. That first year there were 1,373 veterans buried in Greenwood Cemetery, men and women who had participated in wars from the Mexican/American War in 1846 to the Gulf Wars of today.
Not every veteran buried here gave their life for their country - but each of them offered to do so. Whether serving in a war zone or serving in this country they put their lives on the line for our freedom. We want to say "Thank You" by seeing that a wreath marks their grave through the winter months.