Wreaths Across America is a nonprofit dedicated to continue and expand the annual wreath laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery. The organization coordinates wreath laying ceremonies each December at Arlington, Va., as well as hundreds of veterans’ cemeteries and other locations in all 50 states and beyond, according to a written release.
Jersey Mike’s restaurants throughout the nation will collect donations and match them for this nonprofit organization until the deadline on July 15.
Customers can donate to the cause by selecting a $1, $3 or $5 tear-off sheet and presenting it at the register.
Additionally, if Jersey Mike’s gets 100,000 “likes” on its Facebook page by July 15, the company will donate an additional $25,000 to the organization.
“The biggest danger to our country isn’t what’s going on with the economy or with politicians fighting over opposing ideas. The biggest danger is that our kids don’t learn the value of freedom and make a connection with their heritage,” Karen Worcester, executive director, Wreaths Across America, said in the written release. “When children place that wreath and they read the name of someone who gave up their life at 19, they start to make a connection. We are so appreciative for the continued support of Jersey Mike’s Subs. Without them and other sponsors, we would not be able to do what we do each year.”