This week, donating to a great cause can make an even bigger impact.  Through December 14th, one local company will match up to $300,000 in donations.

The picture above is of my father's headstone at the Calverton National Cemetary in New York.  He was drafted during Vietnam and served his country with honor.  When he passed in 2018, he received a full military ceremony and burial.  Thankfully, my brother Steven and his wife Jenna visited Dad last week and brought a live grave blanket for the holiday and winter season.  There's a company that began in Point Pleasant, and that now stretches far and wide, that wants to see more veterans receiving a wreath this holiday season.

Jersey Mike's Subs has a goal this holiday to fill the Arlington National Cemetary with a real live balsam veteran's wreath on the headstone for each veteran.  It is part of Wreaths Across America.

“Experiencing the placement of a wreath, and knowing the impact that one simple action has for so many, is truly meaningful,” said Peter Cancro, Jersey Mike’s founder and CEO. “The thought of a headstone being left bare is unimaginable and it something we want to help make sure doesn’t happen.”

If you'd like to purchase a wreath for $15 and have Jersey Mike's Subs match, click here.

“The veterans we honor committed themselves unselfishly at the most critical moments in our nation’s history,” said Karen Worcester, WAA’s executive director. “The generous support of the wonderful people at Jersey Mike’s, ensures that we will be able to fulfill our mission in remembrance of these brave men and women.”

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