Wreaths Across America
Civil Air Patrol is a Wreaths Across America partner. The nonprofit organization's mission is to Remember, Honor, and Teach about the service and sacrifices of the nations veterans. Founded in 2007, Wreaths Across America is an offshoot of the Arlington National Cemetery wreath project, which was started in 1992 with the annual placement of wreaths donated by Worcester Wreath co. Of Harrington, Maine. More than 1.5 million veterans' wreaths were sponsored by the public last year for placement on veterans' gravesites at 1,433 ceremonies in all 50 States and abroad. Civil Air Patrol's sponsorship of wreaths over the past 11 years has raised over $1.1 million for participating CAP units. Civil Air Patrol's Arlington observances annually include a wreath laying ceremony at the CAP Memorial, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and the Women In Military Service Memorial.