U of U Alumni in DC Laying ‘Wreaths Across America’ to Honor Veterans This Season

Traditional Christmas colors are red and green, but this year a group of University of Utah alumni are hoping to make the season as red as they can.


Members of the Washington, DC, Chapter of the University of Utah Alumni Association are participating in the annual Wreaths Across America, an event that aims to place 500,000 wreaths on veterans’ graves this year. The Utes will be part of a larger group of capital-area alumni associations that are laying wreaths on gravesites at Arlington National Cemetery next Saturday (12/14), and raising funds to sponsor wreaths.

“The holidays are a wonderful time of year for getting together with family and friends,” said Bryson Morgan, president of the Washington Chapter. “For many military families, that simply isn’t possible – and a big holiday dinner means an empty chair at the table.  So to honor them, we are excited to make this small gesture of helping decorate graves at Arlington Cemetery.”  

Wreaths Across America’s annual yuletide mission isn’t just restricted to Arlington though, with events at locations both across the United States and abroad scheduled for December. To learn more about Wreaths Across America locations near you, or to donate, click here.

The Washington, DC Chapter of the University of Utah Alumni Association serves more than 3,400 alumni in the Washington, DC, area and participates in a variety of networking, social, athletic, and family friendly events.  For more information about the Chapter, click here.