CIVIL AIR PATROL announces its Wreaths Across America Cemetery Selection for this year in New Haven County for the Wreaths Across America Program. The CT Minuteman Composite Squadron, CAP based at Tweed New Haven Airport, in association with the Orange Cemetery Association, the New Haven Rotary and American Legion Orange Post 127 has selected the Orange Cemetery in Orange CT for the Veterans Wreath laying Ceremony this year. Wreaths will be placed on veteran grave sites in the cemetery on December 14th, 2019. A short ceremony will be held at 9:30AM at the High Plains Community Center Cafeteria preceding the wreath laying at the cemetery. The public is invited.
Every December, it is a Civil Air Patrol holiday tradition observed by all 52 CAP wings and even abroad. Thousands of CAP officers and cadets participate in Wreaths Across America observances to honor our nation’s fallen. They present the colors, deliver orations and place veteran’s wreaths on headstones at national and local cemeteries and war memorials. Last year, more than 1.5 million veterans’ wreaths were sponsored by the public for placement on veteran’s graves at 1,433 ceremonies in all 50 states and abroad. Members of Civil Air Patrol’s CT Minuteman Squadron, located at Tweed New Haven Airport are proud to partner once more with Wreaths Across America.
Wreaths Across America culminates this year on Saturday, December 14, 2019 with an estimated 90,000+ volunteers placing 244,700 wreaths on headstones at Arlington National Cemetery and many of Arlington’s memorials, including the Tomb of the Unknowns. Simultaneous ceremonies will be held throughout the day at over 1,400 cemeteries or war memorial sites in all 50 states, as well as over 20 foreign locations.