The Eisenhower Foundation and IKEducation are partnering with Wreaths Across America (WAA) to share classroom resources with schools across the
country. This collaboration is part of WAA’s expanded education initiative that aligns with the organization’s 2022 theme, Find A Way to Serve. The inspiration for the theme came partly from the American Rosie Movement, which highlights the stories of the World War II-era women known as Rosie the Riveters. As part of this education initiative, IKEducation’s lesson plans will be featured on the WAA website.
“You don’t have to be in military service to serve your community and country,” said Karen Worcester, Executive Director of Wreaths Across America. “Serving others, or being in service to
others, gives purpose and I’ve seen first-hand from Gold Star Families to Veterans, how it can help people heal.”
WAA is a non-profit with the mission to “Remember our Fallen, Honor our U.S. Veterans and Teach the Value of Freedom to our Children.” The revamp of WAA’s educational program involves working with like-minded organizations to develop action plans to inspire young people across the country to find a way to serve in 2022 and beyond. Wreaths Across America works in a number of ways to show our veterans and their families that we will not forget, including placing wreaths on veterans’ headstones across the country on National Wreaths Across America day, held annually in December.