Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Wreaths Across America

Each year, the Worcester Wreath Company in Maine donates thousands of natural Christmas wreaths to decorate veteran’s graves in Arlington National Cemetery.

Source: CAP National Headquarters Public

Both of my parents and my husband’s father are buried at Arlington. We are grateful to Worcester Wreath for this special remembrance. Since our parents are already honored, my husband and I wanted to do something in tribute to American military men and women in other veteran cemeteries.

CAP members at Hot Springs National Cemetery on Dec. 15; source: VFW Post 3442

This year we gave a donation to purchase wreaths through Civil Air Patrol SD-068 Crazy Horse Composite Squadron led by Major Vicky Marking. On December 15, the wreaths were placed on the graves of veterans at South Dakota’s Hot Springs National Cemetery.


Civil Air Patrol (CAP) squadrons team with Wreaths Across America (WAA) to provide wreaths as a reminder of the sacrifices America's service members gave to their country. Volunteers nationwide place the wreaths in state and national veterans cemeteries, veteran memorials and other designated sites.

Source: Wreaths Across America

WAA is a non-profit corporation (501-C3 status) with a mission to Remember, Honor, and Teach.


jenclair said...

What a wonderful tribute! Thanks for sharing.

Mrs. Staggs said...

This is a stirring and beautiful sight June. I've had the soldiers, veterans and their families on my mind too. I always do, but there is something about this time of year that keeps them in the forefront.

I remember being without my dad while he was at war. He sent me the most beautiful Christmas card from Viet Nam one year. It was of a lovely, old fashioned Christmas tree, and at the very tip top of it was a star that looked like a diamond to me. Oh how it sparkled! It truly is the little things, that mean the most, you know?

I hope that the peace we speak of, all across the world today, will one day become a truth that honors the sacrifice of all our soldiers and their families. Thank you for honoring them, and for sharing this information.

I wish you and your family much happiness. Merry Christmas!

Storybook Woods said...

This is a beautiful tribute. Thank you for sharing. Clarice

cmmc97 said...

Junie Moon, you always inspire me to do more for my community. You are a good soul Junie Moon.

SunnyInspiration said...

Wonderful. God bless our soldiers. ~D