Through The Noise
November 26, 2014
Wayne Hanson of Weaths Across America on Wreaths for Vets
Through the Noise #56
Wayne Hanson // Chairman // Wreaths Across America
We all know the wonderful organization, Wreaths Across America. Find out more about how they got started and how they spread holiday cheer every year.
Born in Concord, NH but moved to Maine in the third grade, so Maine is home. Graduated from Bangor HS and received a BS in Education at the University of Maine Orono. After 7 years of ROTC during high school and college received 2nd Lt Commission in the US Army, Military Police Corps. Served in the Army from 1967-1971 with assignments in Alaska, Vietnam and Alabama. Rose to rank of Captain before leaving service. Received two Bronze Stars for service and achievement in Vietnam.
What began in 1992 with a trailer load of wreaths, decorated by volunteers and laid at the graves of fallen soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery (See: The Arlington Story – How the Arlington Wreath Project was born) has now become a national organization with over 700 participating locations – all focused on the mission to Remember – Honor – and Teach.