Civil Air Patrol

Wisconsin Wing Units to Participate in Wreaths Across America on Saturday

Photo by Capt. Jeri Gonwa, Wisconsin Wing - One of the many memorial wreaths honoring a veteran was laid last year at the Wood National Cemetery in Milwaukee, Wis.

Wisconsin – At precisely 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, 10 December, members of Wisconsin Wing Civil Air Patrol will perform ceremonies in which memorial wreaths will be placed at the graves of veterans throughout the state.

The event, part of Wreaths Across America, runs simultaneously with a ceremony being held at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C. where 100,000 wreaths will be laid.  The goal this year is to place over 500,000 wreaths at approximately 600 cemeteries throughout the country.

Walco Composite Squadron is no exception to this tradition and will be laying 244 wreaths and 14 ceremonial wreaths. Both the Elkhorn Independent and Walworth County newspapers write about the events to be held at Veteran’s Memorial in Oak Hill Cemetery, Lake Geneva and at Veteran’s Memorial at Walworth County Veteran’s Park in Elkhorn, Wis.

The Stevens Point Composite Squadron is also participating in this annual event with laying the ceremonial wreaths at the Korean War Memorial in Plover, Wis.  The Stevens Point Journal carries the story regarding the ceremony to be held at the Korean War Veteran’s Memorial in Plover, Wis.

The following squadrons will also be participating at their local veteran’s cemeteries or war memorials.

Milwaukee Composite Squadron:  Wood National Cemetery – Milwaukee, Wis.

Ozaukee Composite Squadron:  Veteran’s Park – Saukville, Wis.

Racine Composite Squadron:  Southern Wisconsin Veteran Memorial Cemetery – Union Grove, Wis.

Wild Rivers Composite Squadron:  Northern Wisconsin Veteran’s Memorial – Spooner, Wis.

Wisconsin Wing Headquarters:  Central Wisconsin Veteran’s Cemetery – King, Wis.

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