The real estate professionals at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty are raising money in support of “Wreaths Across America,” a national charity dedicated to remembering and honoring fallen veterans.
“We are proud to call Northeast Florida home and fortunate to have a strong military presence in our region,” says Broker/Executive Vice President Christy Budnick. “We appreciate the brave men and women who have made extraordinary sacrifices to keep us safe and protect our freedom. We want to honor our veterans and their families, and we encourage others to join us.”
This is the fourth year the Northeast Florida real estate firm has supported the campaign’s effort to place a commemorative wreath on every veteran’s headstone.
“The Wreaths Across America ceremony is one of the most amazing expressions of patriotism and a heartfelt remembrance of our nation’s fallen,” says Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Broker/Manager Ann King of the company’s St. Augustine office, who initiated the company’s participation.
Wreaths Across America is a nonprofit organization founded to continue and expand the annual wreath laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, which began in 1992. The organization collects donations to purchase commemorative wreaths that are placed on the headstones of veterans buried at national cemeteries and other locations across the country.
In 2014, Wreaths Across America distributed more than 700,000 memorial wreaths at more than 1,000 locations in the United States and beyond. This year, wreath-laying ceremonies are planned on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015, at locations nationwide including the national cemeteries in Jacksonville and St. Augustine.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty is accepting donations to support Wreaths Across America. The cost is $15 for each wreath.
“We believe in the American dream, and it is our privilege to be part of a campaign that acknowledges those who sacrificed so much to protect our freedom,” says Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty Founder, President and CEO Linda Sherrer. “We appreciate the opportunity to support this program and its efforts to remember and honor veterans in Northeast Florida and around the country.”