Nashville, 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.CAP has been a key partner with Wreaths Across America for seven years, adorning memorials and Veterans’ graves with evergreen wreaths to make sure the sacrifices of the nation’s service members are not forgotten.
Last year, more than 400,000 wreaths were places across the U.S., and CAP units lead many of the more than 800 observances each year, often providing honor guards at many additional locations, including Arlington National Cemetery.
To sponsor a wreath, visit http://www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/ , select the “Act Now” tab at the top of the page, then “Sponsor a Wreath” from the drop-down box.
Civil Air Patrol, the official auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, is a nonprofit organization with more than 60,000 members nationwide. CAP, in its Air Force auxiliary role, performs 90 percent of continental U.S. inland search and rescue missions as tasked by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center and has been credited by the AFRCC with saving more than 100 lives this fiscal year.
Its volunteers also perform homeland security, disaster relief and counterdrug missions at the request of federal, state and local agencies.
The members play a leading role in aerospace education and serve as mentors to over 25,000 young people currently participating in CAP cadet programs. CAP has been performing missions for America for more than 68 years.
For more information on CAP, visit www.gocivilairpatrol.com .