Click HERE to sponsor a wreath online today!

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​This year our Squadron will continue to support the Wreaths Across America Campaign.  Wreaths Across America focuses on three goals:


​​​   ▲  REMEMBER our fallen U.S. veterans. 
   ▲  HONOR those who serve.
   ▲  TEACH our children the value of freedom.


It is a nationwide program, through which, individuals can sponsor holiday wreaths to be laid on Veteran's graves at participating locations across the nation and abroad on National Wreaths Across America Day which is observed annually on the third Saturday in December (this year on December 17th). These wreaths serve as a small tribute to these men and women for their sacrifices made in defense of our freedom. Civil Air Patrol is a national partner of Wreaths Across America and assists in selling wreath sponsorships and placing them on veteran graves. 


Wreath sponsorships sold by our squadron specifically support this effort at the Cheltenham Veterans Cemetery. With every wreath sponsorship we sell, another wreath will be laid at Cheltenham. Additionally, $5 of each $15 wreath sponsorship is returned to our Squadron as a donation.  This year, we have set a goal of sponsoring 500 wreaths!  On National Wreaths Across America Day, December 17th, our Squadron will then assist in laying wreaths at Cheltenham and with the distribution of wreaths to other volunteers. 


We challenge each member to try and sell at least 10 wreath sponsorships.  The top cadet sponsors will receive a prize for their efforts.  Feel free to share with family members, friends, co-workers, etc!  Thank you in advance! 


Direct any questions or concerns toward Maj. Kristen Santos at ​ksantos@md.cap.gov



How to Sponsor a Remembrance Wreath


  1. Donate Online using our Squadron's Donation Page

    1. Click on the link at the top right of this webpage then click on the red "Donate" buttons

  2. ​​​Download and complete a sponsorship form

    1. ​​Click on the link at the top right of the webpage
    2. Hand in or send in completed forms to Capt. Jocelyn Santos to include in squadron's final mail-in submission package to Wreaths Across America in late November.


**NOTE: For cadet competition tracking purposes, cadets should encourage those sponsoring wreaths on their behalf to send an email to Maj. Kristen Santos at ksantos@md.cap.gov**

Click HERE for a wreath sponsorship form! 

Click HERE for a donation template letter!

Click HERE for a wreath donation receipt form!

Civil Air Patrol Maryland Wing 

​​​​​BETHESDA-CHEVY  CHASE  COMPOSITE  SQUADRON 

WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA


Important Dates


​   ▲  November 17, 2022: Last day to submit wreath sponsorship forms and money to Capt 

         Santos in person during squadron meeting
   ▲ 
Any sponsorship forms/money collected by members after  November 17 must be 

         received by Capt Santos by mail or dropped off at our meeting location no later than

         November 20, 2022 ​(email Capt Santos at JSantos@md.cap.gov for mailing address

         or to coordinate forms/money drop-off)

   ▲  November 20, 2022: Deadline for Capt Santos to receive wreath sponsorship                               forms/money collected by members after November 17, either via mail or drop-off at

         meeting location (email Capt. Jocelyn Santos at JSantos@md.cap.gov for mailing

         address or to coordinate sponsorship forms/money drop-off)

​   ▲  November 28, 2022: Deadline for online wreath sales to be counted for this year (any

         online wreath sponsorships purchased after this date will be counted towards next

         year's wreath sales) 
​   ▲  December 17, 2022: National Wreaths Across America Day. We will need support at

         Cheltenham Veterans Cemetery (11301 Crain Hwy, Cheltenham, MD 20623) to lay

         wreaths and distribute wreaths to other volunteers. We hope to see you there!

Click HERE for a Wreaths Across America fact sheet!