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 Affairs
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.