Wreaths Across Canada (WAC) is a non-profit organization that specifically honours veterans buried in Canada.
Not all of them died in battle, although many served in combat and peacekeeping missions, and during the Cold War. Some gave their lives or were wounded in training accidents or during peacekeeping operations, but all of them responded to their country’s call, prepared to make the ultimate sacrifice.
WAC is based on the Wreaths Across America organization that started in 1992 at Arlington National Cemetery in Virigina. It was in 2009 that Wreaths Across Canada NL was started by D. Wayne Evans to honour his father, Fred Evans, a gunner in the 166th Newfoundland.
For the 2013 Season, WAC NL gratefully acknowledged the support of a number of contributors, including McConnell Transport Ltd., of Woodstock, NB
The wreaths that are used are made of real balsam fir boughs purchased from Bell Woodlots Ltd. in Bristol, NB, not far from the McConnell Transport head office.
If you wish to support the Wreaths Across Canada in Newfoundland, check into the WAC website at wacnl.ca.