Charleston, WV — The Charleston Cadet Squadron has announced today the launch of its 2011 effort to remember and honor America’s greatest heroes, all West Virginia service men and women for their selfless sacrifice and for those of their families who are without their loved ones during the holiday season. The Charleston Cadet Squadron will honor all of our service men and women as well as their family members by participating in the Wreaths Across America National Remembrance Ceremony. This ceremony will take place at Spring Hill Cemetery Park in Charleston on Saturday, Dec.10, 2011. During the day, hundreds of volunteers will place a holiday wreath and hold a brief moment of silence at each veteran’s head stone. A formal ceremony will be held at noon. To fulfill its mission, Charleston Cadet Squadron seeks to significantly expand sponsorships and wreath donations by mid-November.
“It is our great honor to place a holiday wreath on the head stones at Spring Hill to ensure that all of those buried on this hallowed ground are uniquely acknowledged and remembered for sacrificing their lives to protect our freedoms,” said Charles Case, Project Officer for the Civil Air Patrol in Charleston. “Our hope is that veterans and their family members across our state will view this event as a symbol of our profound appreciation.”
Any individual or group who would like to sponsor any wreaths or who would like to participate in the wreath-laying on December 10, 2011, may contact Major Debbie Butler-Case at email@example.com or by telephone at 304-389-0556.