The Wreaths Across America Wreath Laying Ceremony, held on Saturday, Dec 14, 2013, was a huge “spirit” lifter, as Spirit Squadron participated as Color Guard, assisted with Parking, and then proceeded to honor our Deceased and fallend heroes with the laying of a wreath and a salute of honor. Fundraising for wreaths will begin again soon (as soon as the chill leaves the air!!) Feel free to contact Lt Mary Fox if you are interested in helping out with this significant project to “Honor, Teach, and Remember.” Check here frequently for updated store front solicitation details and links to donate online.
The mission of Wreaths Across America is to Remember, Honor, Teach.
Remember Our Fallen – One Wreath At A Time
Yes, we have Veterans Day in the fall, and Memorial Day in the spring. But our service men and women sacrifice their time and safety every single day of the year, to preserve our freedoms.
At many homes, there is an empty seat for one who is serving, or one who made the ultimate sacrifice for our Country. We honor our veterans every day. And we think there is no better time to express our appreciation, than during the hustle and bustle of the holiday season.
We hope you will join us at any of our 700+ participating locations, to show our veterans and their families – that we will not forget. We will never forget.
Many organizations are involved in the process of soliciting wreaths and trucking these wreaths to cemeteries all over the country. The Civil Air Patrol is merely one. Placing wreaths shows honor and remembrance to families that have lost their loved ones.
Walmart is one company that not only contributes 100’s of thousands of dollars, but they donate their trucks and drivers to ship the wreaths across the country.
The ceremony to begin shipping wreaths out to the various ceremonies across America is tearful but a must to see.
Wreaths are only $15 each and will be placed at the headstone of one of our country’s service man or woman on Saturday, December 13, 2014. The online link is not yet available due to extreme weather conditions in Maine. As soon as the link becomes available, you can sponsor wreaths online. Cash/Check sponsorships are always accepted at the squadron. See Capt Nicki Voights, or Lt Mary Fox for details.
You may also join us on December 13th, 2014 at the Santa Fe National Cemetery for this ceremony.