Wreaths across America

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Major Suzanne England, 1Lt Heidi England, C/CMSgt Seth Foutch, and C/SSgt Isaiah Moretti with the Southern Middle Tennessee Flight Civil Air Patrol participated in the Wreaths Across America ceremony held at the Stones River National Battlefield in Murfreesboro on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018.

Nearly 1,300 wreaths were donated and placed on the headstones at the Stones River National Battlefield.

“Each and every wreath is a gift from an appreciative person or family who knows what it means to serve and sacrifice for the freedoms we all enjoy, fulfilling our mission to “Remember, Honor, and Teach” said Karen Worcester, executive director Wreaths Across America.

Cadet C/SSGT Isaiah Moretti from the Southern Middle Tennessee Flight spoke at the ceremony about the meaning of the ceremony from a Civil Air Patrol cadet’s prospective.

Wreaths Across America is a non-profit that started in 1992 when the owner of wreath company in Maine found himself with a surplus of wreaths at the end of the holiday. He had been touched early in his life by a trip to Arlington National Cemetery and made arrangements to place the wreaths in older sections of Arlington Cemetery. Today, more than 1,400 Wreaths Across America ceremonies are held across the United States, at sea, and abroad.

To sponsor a wreath for next year’s ceremony to be held on Dec. 14, 2019, please contact Major Jeff England, Commander of the Southern Middle Tennessee Flight at (931) 637–2923. The flight meets at the Ellington Airport in Lewisburg on Tuesday nights at 6:30 p.m.