Wreath Across America 2019


Deadline to Sponsor a Wreath: December 14, 2019

Click here for a wreath sponsorship form! 

Click here to sponsor a wreath online today!

Civil Air Patrol Maryland Wing 

​​​​​BETHESDA-CHEVY  CHASE  COMPOSITE  SQUADRON 

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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 15th). 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.  This year, we have set a goal of selling 500 sponsored wreaths!  On National Wreaths Across America Day, December 14th, 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 first and second cadet top sellers 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 Capt. Victor Santos at vsantos@cap.gov



How to Sponsor a Remembrance Wreath


  1. Download a Wreath Sponsorship Form

    1. ​​Click on the link at the top right of the webpage

    2. You can mail in your sponsorship or your can bring the completed form/money to our weekly Squadron meeting.  1st Lt Santos or Capt Santos will collect forms. 


  1. Donate Online using our Squadron's Donation Page

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

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Important Dates


  1. December 14: National Wreaths Across America Day. We will need support at Cheltenham Veterans Cemetery to lay wreaths and distribute wreaths to other volunteers.   We hope to see you there! 
  2. December 2: Last day to sponsor a wreath to be laid in December 15th. 
  3. November 22: Last day to turn in paper sponsorship forms/money at the Squadron meeting.  There is no Squadron meeting scheduled for November 22nd.  This will also give us enough time to submit the forms to be counted towards the 2018 Wreaths event.