Local Veterans Remembered During the Holidays

Birchwood Civil Air Patrol cadets sells wreaths for Wreaths Across America at multiple locations.  

Wreaths Across AmericaTM Day To Honor Veterans At Fort Richardson Cemetery And Over 750+ Participating Locations Nationwide.


Anchorage, AK - On Saturday, December 15, 2012 members of the Alaska Wing Civil Air Patrol will gather together to honor veterans during the holiday season as part of the annual Wreaths Across America Day.  Birchwood squadron Civil Air Patrol cadets will be selling wreaths November 23-25 at Carr’s in Eagle River from 1-6pm.  On Sunday, November 25, cadets will also be at Sportsman’s Warehouse in Anchorage from 1-6pm.  Mrs. Alaska, Ariel Talen-Keller will also be attending these fundraising activities to support Civil Air Patrol cadets and Wreaths Across America.  

Members of the Alaska Wing Civil Air Patrol have volunteered to conduct the WAA ceremony this year at the Fort Richardson Cemetery on Saturday, December 15, 2012 starting at 12:00 Noon. Seven ceremonial wreaths will be placed to remember all soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines who served, honor their sacrifices, and teach our younger generations about the high cost of our freedoms.

Specially designated wreaths for the Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, Merchant Marine, and POW/MIA will be placed on memorials during a ceremony that will be coordinated simultaneously at over 750 participating locations all across the Country.

In 2012 it is projected that over 400,000 wreaths will be placed nationwide, by over 150,000 volunteers as part of the Wreaths Across America mission to Remember, Honor, and Teach.

The Wreaths Across AmericaTM story began over 20 years ago when the Worcester Wreath Company from Harrington, Maine initiated a tradition of donating and placing wreaths on the headstones of our Nation’s fallen heroes at Arlington National Cemetery. Recognition of the service and sacrifice of our veterans, and their families, is especially poignant during the traditional holiday season.

Worcester Wreath Company continues to be a major supporter of the project, donating over 30,000 total wreaths in 2011. Over 400,000 wreaths will be sponsored by individuals, businesses, and groups from communities Nation-wide. Wreaths will be placed in all 50 states from Maine to Alaska and Hawaii, and at 24 national cemeteries on foreign soil.

Alaska Wing Civil Air Patrol press release