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McGuire Civil Air Patrol members participate in 'Wreaths Across America'

posted Jan 1, 2019, 1:21 PM by William Petzinger   [ updated Jan 1, 2019, 2:10 PM ]

Wrightstown, NJ, (December 15, 2018)
- Cadets from the Civil Air Patrol’s McGuire Composite Squadron honored the men and women who served in our Nation’s great military by laying wreaths on their graves BG William Doyle Memorial Cemetery as part of Wreaths Across America.

On Wreaths Across America Day, people come together to lay wreathes on the graves of fallen heroes in all 50 states, at sea, and abroad. 

“Wreaths Across America is more than just a tradition or a fundraiser,” said C/CMSgt Joshua Thomas, McGuire Composite Squadron.  “It’s a time dedicated to the remembrance of our heroes who’ve fallen in the service of something greater then themselves.’’

Civil Air Patrol has helped Wreaths Across America many years by selling wreath sponsorships, coordinating locations, providing Color Guard, and thousands of volunteers

“Too many of our Nations heroes are being forgotten and it is our duty as citizens to remember their service,” said C/MSgt Caleb Daniels, McGuire Composite Squadron.  “Wreaths Across America is one of the best ways to remember them and show the respect they deserve.”

CAP’s cadet program trains the next generation of leaders by teaching aerospace engineering, cyber security, leadership skills and more. Prospective cadets between the ages of 12-18 are invited to attend a meeting to learn about the program. The McGuire Composite Squadron meets every Monday at McGuire AFB, Neely Road, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.  Contact Maj. Bill Petzinger, bill.petzinger@njwg.cap.gov, for information.