State House Ceremony- December 11, 2017; 12 noon EST

WAA State House ceremonies in all 50 states and Washington D.C. continue a week-long celebration of America’s veterans and their service to our Country, with a particular focus on family during the holidays.

Volunteers conduct the WAA State House Ceremonies each year in their respective state capitols. Ceremonies begin at 11:30 A.M., with the actual Wreath Laying Ceremony taking place at 12:00 Noon EST. Dignitaries and special guests are invited to speak in honor of our veterans and active military. The wreath-laying ceremonies are non political and all groups are invited to attend.

Current States hosting ceremonies on December 11, 2017; including contact name and phone number:

Alabama- LTC Robert G Nivens, USA RET, 205-672-2887

Alaska- Needs Point of Contact

Arizona-  Needs Point of Contact

Arkansas- Walter Prouty, 501-554-0244

California- Leslie Soughers, 707-742-4366

Colorado- Ralph Nations, 303-507-8502 / 970-586-4284

Connecticut- Art Sladyk, 860-648-1711 / 860-463-2151

Washington DC- Wayne Hanson, 703-971-4148

Delaware- Lori Christiansen, 302-744-4114

Florida- David Wilson, 850-510-3536

Georgia- Thomas Hineline, 470-248-9233

Hawaii-Needs Point of Contact

Iowa- Patrick Palmersheim, 515-210-0642

Idaho-Tamara Earp, 208-995-1640

Illinois- Chaplain Steve Holden, 217-963-2772

Indiana- Karen Hickman, 812-247-0751

Kansas- Diana Pitts, 913-773-8683 / 913-306-7324

Kentucky- Hayden Johnson, 270-699-5968

Louisiana- Margaret Tyler, 225-924-3708

Maryland-Russell Wagner, 443-848-8533

Maine- Mike Edgecomb, 207-596-7196

Massachusetts- Dwight Nelson, 781-308-1052

Michigan-Lt. Col. James Matthews, 517-819-3557

Minnesota- Carrie Niemann, 651-295-7123

Missouri- Don Gerspach, 573-512-1419

Mississippi- Donna Bagwell, 662-419-0441

Montana- Jane Lee Hamman, 406-933-8203

Nebraska- Ralph Bierman, 402-470-3406

Nevada- Brett Palmer, 775-575-2709

New Hampshire- Needs Point of Contact

New Jersey- Gerard Case, 609-240-2433

New Mexico- Debra Wersonick, 505-629-3705

New York- Anita Martin, 518-225-0442

North Carolina-Jennifer Adcock, 919-939-6519

North Dakota- Needs Point of Contact

Ohio- Ian Cunningham, 937-515-4378

Oklahoma- Laquetha Young, 405 378-3633

Oregon- Mike Allegre, 503-373-2389

Pennsylvania- Kelly Donaldson

Rhode Island-Laurie Robinson, 401-523-5107

South Carolina- Carol Davis, 803-739-2774& Laurie Stokes, 803-996-3403

South Dakota- Tammy Kerr, 605-246-9466

Tennessee- Annette Robeck, 615-974-3046

Texas- Ann Singer, 512-442-2304

Utah- Dennis Howland, 801-389-1893

Virginia- Irene Peters, 804-328-2464

Vermont-Needs Point of Contact

Washington- Dave Franklin, 509-972-3800 (Ceremony will take place on Tuesday Dec. 9th at 12:15pm)

West Virginia- John Reed St., 304-847-2454

Wisconsin- Bob Thomas, 704-902-7523

Wyoming- Bobbie Swanlund, 307-777-8152

If you do not see your state listed or if you are interested in being the point of contact for any of the states please contact Wreaths Across America at 1-877-385-9504

For more information about your State House Ceremony, call the WAA Office at 877-385-9504 or email





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