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Remember the fallen; Honor those who serve; Teach our children the value of freedom.
Greene County, Pennsylvania -- Members of Civil Air Patrol’s Greene County Composite Squadron 606 invite the public to sponsor remembrance wreaths for placement on the graves of veterans at Green Mount Cemetery (Waynesburg, Pa.) and Rosemont Cemetery (Rogersville, PA ) on December 19, 2020 to honor those who served the U.S. as well as current military members. Sponsors can even designate where the wreaths will be laid in the local community.
The wing’s efforts coincide with Wreaths Across America tributes occurring simultaneously across the nation, including Arlington National Cemetery, where the initiative began 28 years ago with the placement of 5,000 wreaths donated by Morrell Worcester, owner of Harrington, Maine’s Worcester Wreath Co. In 2006, Worcester and his family formed Wreaths Across America, a nonprofit initiative that recognizes the courage and sacrifices of U.S. veterans by placing wreaths on the graves of the fallen during the year end holiday season.
Also in 2006, with the help of the Civil Air Patrol and other civic organizations, simultaneous wreath-laying ceremonies were held at over 150 locations around the country. The Patriot Guard Riders volunteered as escort for the wreaths going to Arlington. This began the annual “Veterans Honor Parade” that travels the east coast in early December.
As a major partner in Wreaths Across America for seven Decembers now, CAP has adorned memorials and veterans’ graves with evergreen wreaths to make sure the sacrifices of the nation’s soldiers are not forgotten. Last year, members of the public sponsored the placement of more than 325,000 wreaths at 700-plus cemetery or memorial sites across the U.S. and abroad. More than 600 CAP squadrons participated in last year’s Wreaths Across America ceremonies, in which wreaths were placed at cemeteries and memorials in all 50 states, as well as 20 locations overseas.
Greene County National Remembrance Ceremony
Wreaths Across America ceremonies are conducted largely by CAP wings and squadrons with the help of veterans’ organizations; private citizens; the Maine State Society of Washington, D.C., which annually assists with the laying of wreaths at Arlington; and the Patriot Guard Riders.