Chattanooga National Cemetery To Host Wreaths Across America

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Chattanooga National Cemetery will host Wreaths Across America, a holiday wreath-laying ceremony to honor and remember our nation’s veterans.  The event will be Dec. 14, 2013, at noon at the Chattanooga National Cemetery.                                   

The Civil Air Patrol, veterans service organizations and citizens are coordinating the event to honor veterans of each branch of the military, the Merchant Marines as well as Prisoners of War and those still Missing in Action (POW/MIA).  Members of the Civil Air Patrol, representatives from the military services, Veterans and their families will attend.

The Worcester Wreath Company, through a campaign called Wreaths Across America, began donating holiday wreaths in tribute to Veterans laid to rest at VA’s 131 national cemeteries and state Veterans cemeteries in 2006.  Since 1992, they have donated wreaths for gravesites at Arlington National Cemetery. The Civil Air Patrol is once again coordinating wreath ceremonies around the country as a part of Wreaths Across America. 

For more information on this event, visit the Wreaths Across America website at www.wreathsacrossamerica.org. For information about other national cemeteries’ participation, visit www.cem.va.gov/cem/features.asp and click on the Wreaths Across America photo.


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