Martinsburg CAP to Participate in Local Wreaths Across America Event
Civil Air Patrol (CAP), Martinsburg Composite Squadron will support efforts to cover each veteran’s headstone at Antietam National Cemetery this Saturday on National Wreaths Across America Day.
During the year, CAP, along with a number of civic groups around the country have joined with Wreaths Across America to promote sponsored wreaths to be placed on veterans’ graves in designated sections of participating cemeteries. As the official United States Air Force Auxiliary, CAP is known for its community service endeavors.
About Wreaths Across America
Wreaths Across America is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded to continue and expand the annual wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery begun by Maine businessman Morrill Worcester in 1992. The organization’s mission – Remember, Honor, Teach – is carried out in part each year by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies in December at Arlington, as well as at more than 1,200 veterans’ cemeteries and other locations in all 50 states and beyond.
About Civil Air Patrol
Civil Air Patrol, the longtime all-volunteer U.S. Air Force auxiliary, is the newest member of the Air Force’s Total Force. In this role, CAP operates a fleet of 560 aircraft, performs about 90 percent of continental U.S. inland search and rescue missions as tasked by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center and is credited by the AFRCC with saving an average of 80 lives annually. CAP’s 57,000 members also perform homeland security, disaster relief and drug interdiction missions at the request of federal, state and local agencies. CAP also plays a leading role in aerospace/STEM education, and its members serve as mentors to 24,000 young people participating in CAP’s Cadet Programs. Visit http://www.GoCivilAirPatrol.com for more information.