Through an annual tradition, the Sept. 11 Memorial and Museum gives this symbol of hope to communities recovering from unthinkable tragedy.
Wednesday marks one year since the deadliest school shooting in Texas history, in which a gunman killed 19 children and two teachers. A criminal investigation over the hesitant police response is still ongoing.
19 students and two teachers died on May 24, 2022, making the Uvalde mass shooting the deadliest at a U.S. grade school since Sandy Hook and the deadliest in Texas history.
After the school shooting, planning for Wreaths Across America Day in Uvalde “was too much” — but the generosity of volunteers from thousands of miles away helped get the job done.
Karen Worcester, a member of the organization’s founding family, shares the history of the tradition and how the spirit of Wreaths Across America is shining in Uvalde, Texas this year after tragedy.