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Civil Air Patrol seeks sponsors for wreaths on Veterans’ graves

 

Civil Air PatrolNashville, TN – Members of the Tennessee Wing, Civil Air Patrol, invite the public to sponsor remembrance wreaths  for placement on the graves of Veterans on December 14th at Veteran cemeteries across the state to honor those who served.

Sponsors can designate where the wreaths will be laid in their community. The Wing efforts coincide with tributes occurring simultaneously across the country during the annual Wreaths Across America Observance. «Read the rest of this article»

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Wreaths Across America’ Honors Fallen Service Members

 

By Donna Miles, American Forces Press Service

Sheila Patton, mother of Army Staff Sgt. James R. Patton, who was killed in Iraq in 2010, traveled with her daughter from Fort Campbell, Ky., to Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia to participate in the “Wreaths Across America” tribute to fallen U.S. service members, Dec. 15, 2012. (William Miles/DOD)

Sheila Patton, traveled with her daughter from Fort Campbell, Ky., to Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia to participate in the “Wreaths Across America” tribute to fallen U.S. service members. (William Miles/DOD)

Wreaths Across AmericaArlington National Cemetery, VA – As thousands of volunteers fanned out here this weekend, placing holiday wreaths at the white headstones as part of the “Wreaths Across America” tribute, Sheila Patton kept vigil at one particular grave site.

Patton and her daughter stationed themselves at the grave of their son and brother, Army Staff Sgt. James R. Patton. Twenty-three-year-old “Jimmy” was serving his seventh overseas deployment since 9/11 with the 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, when he was killed in a helicopter crash in Tikrit, Iraq, on April 18th, 2010.

Patton said she travels here from Fort Campbell, KY, as often as possible. Patton felt a special calling, she said, to participate in the largest single venue of the nationwide “Wreaths Across America” tribute.

“This was something very important to me,” she said. “I really wanted to be here, to be a part of all this, and to be able to honor Jimmy and all the others who are buried here.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Wreaths Across America

 

Wreaths Across AmericaClarksville, TN – Honor a veteran by purchasing a sponsorship wreath to be placed on the graves of veterans buried at Resthaven Memorial Cemetery, Clarksville, TN. This National Program is being sponsored by the Valentine Sevier Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution here in Clarksville.

Wreath sponsorships can be purchased for $15.00 each and can be ordered by contacting Jim Hurst at 931-358-0607. The wreaths will be shipped to the cemetery on December 10th.

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Sons of the American Revolution

 

Montgomery CountyClarksville, TN – Montgomery County Mayor Carolyn Bowers and City of Clarksville Mayor Johnny Piper help the Sons of the American Revolution kick off their campaign to put wreaths on veterans’ graves in December. The ‘Wreaths Across America’ program is being introduced for the first time in Montgomery County by the SAR. 

Wreaths cost $15.00 each and will be placed on Resthaven graves on December 11th to honor those who served our country. Citizens interested in buying a wreath, either for Resthaven or for a veteran of their choice should contact Rod Crabtree at 931-216-1760 for information.

Don Horton, Tennessee SAR President Rick Hollis, Mayor Bowers, Mayor Piper, Chapter President Rod Crabtree, and James Hurst.

Don Horton, Tennessee SAR President Rick Hollis, Mayor Bowers, Mayor Piper, Chapter President Rod Crabtree, and James Hurst.

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