Welcome to El Paso Wreaths
Thank you for your support.
TO ORDER ONLINE BY 9:45 P.M. MT
DECEMBER 2, 2019
SPONSOR ONLINE: Please read these directions before using link below: Link will open in Wreaths Across America page.
1. On the El Paso Composite Squadron page click the red sponsor button.
2. On the next page that opens skip the top left where you select number of wreaths.
3. Go to the bottom right corner to the grave specific link (picture of woman sitting at headstone)
4. Enter First and Last name, Served In/As, Section, and Marker number.
If you do not know Section and Marker number please enter birthdate. Repeat for any additional sponsorships.
5. After check out and payment you will get a receipt by email,
please email Debbie at firstname.lastname@example.org with a copy of your order.
Questions: Call Debbie at 915-207-2231
USE LINK BELOW TO ORDER ONLINE
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
El Paso Composite Squadron - Civil Air Patrol is proud to host the 2019honor to be a part of this nationally recognized program, which honors and remembers our veterans from all services.
Our partners this year are El Paso Chapter Ninety Nines, El Paso Aviation Association, El Paso Exchange Club, All Saints Episcopal Church, El Paso Marine Memorial Association, Christ Community United Methodist Church, and Horizon City Sports Association.
This program is made possible by the generous support and rememberance by the families and friends of those interred in over 1000 locations worldwide.
Volunteers will be needed on Saturday, December 14, 2019 to help at the Volunteer Sign In, Pick up Tables, unload truck, place wreaths, Quality control, and take cardboard boxes to recycle on post.
Beginnings in Arlington
Worcester Wreath and its involvement with the Arlington project was inspired at the early age of 12 years old when, as a Bangor Daily News paper boy, Morrill Worcester won a trip to the Nation’s Capital. It was a trip he would never forget, and Arlington National Cemetery made an indelible impression. In later life, he recognized that his success as a businessman was in large part, due to the values of this Nation and the Veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.
In 1992, the Wreath Company found themselves with an excess of wreaths nearing the end of the holiday season. Seeing an opportunity to make a boyhood dream a reality, efforts to do something special with those wreaths began in earnest. With the help of Maine Senator Olympia Snowe, arrangements were made for the wreaths to be placed at Arlington in one of the older sections of the cemetery, a section which received fewer visitors with each passing year.
Wreaths Across America
It was relatively obscure until 2005 when a photo of the stones adorned with wreaths and covered in snow circulated around the internet. The project received National attention. Thousands of requests poured in from all over the country from people wanting to emulate the Arlington project at their National and State cemeteries spurred the creation of “Wreaths Across America™”. Unable to donate thousands of wreaths to each state, Mr. Worcester conceived the idea of sending 7 wreaths (one for each branch of the military as well as POW/MIA). In 2006 with the help of the CAP and other civic organizations, over 150 locations held wreath laying ceremonies simultaneously. Wreaths Across America is a 501(c)3 organization. (Federal ID # 20-8362270) Each year, the Worcester Wreath Company (Harrington, ME) provides wreaths for placement on every grave in Arlington National Cemetery, and ships an ever increasing number of wreaths to over 1,000 locations worldwide.
Its committment to Remember-Honor-Teach the importance and contributions made by our veterans remains a top priority.
Civil Air Patrol is a non-profit organization (Federal ID # 75-6037853). If you would like to support us, please check out the Support Us page for more information.
Check out our Events page to find out what events we will be organizing in the near future.
Please check under Events & Projects for the lastest volunteer information.
Volunteers will be needed on Saturday, December 14, 2019 to help at the Volunteer Sign In, Pick up Tables, unload truck, place wreaths, Quality control, and take cardboard boxes to recycle center on post. Gates will open at 7:00 am and the sign-in table will be located in front of the kiosk near the office.