The CGSC Foundation has joined with Wreaths Across America with the goal to ensure every veteran interred at the Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery is honored with a wreath of remembrance during the December holiday season.
Wreaths Across America is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded to continue and expand the annual wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery begun by Maine businessman Morrill Worcester in 1992. The organization’s mission – Remember, Honor, Teach – is carried out in part each year by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies in December at Arlington, as well as at thousands of veterans’ cemeteries and other locations in all 50 states and beyond.
Please help the CGSC Foundation achieve its goal at the Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery on Dec. 19, 2020 at 11a.m., by sponsoring a wreath, volunteering, or inviting friends to help. The Foundation’s main effort will be the Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery, but interested persons can purchase a wreath through the Foundation and have it placed at a national cemetery of their choice.
To sponsor a wreath, go online to https://www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/pages/164828. Links to volunteer or invite others are on the site as well.
There are three options for sponsoring wreaths. The first is the straightforward sponsorship of a wreath or a number of wreaths that will be placed on a veteran’s grave. The second option is to sponsor a wreath “in honor of” a living veteran, or to sponsor a wreath “in memory of” a deceased veteran. The third option is to “pair a wreath.” By sponsoring a “Patriot Pair” one wreath is placed on a veteran’s grave and the second wreath is sent to the address of your choice.
The CGSC Foundation encourages everyone to sponsor wreaths early so as to not miss the Nov. 30 cutoff date.