The Crow Wing Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol seeks help in sponsoring wreaths that will be placed Dec. 14 at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery at Little Falls (Camp Ripley).
Crow Wing Cadets will present the colors at the ceremony and join with other organizations in laying wreaths on the graves of veterans and family members.
One wreath sponsorship is $15. A small amount from each sponsorship remains with the squadron to help with training young people in cadet leadership, emergency services and aerospace education.
The goal is to cover each headstone with a wreath to remember and honor veterans, and several area organizations work together to accomplish this.
An online donation option is available at www.wreathsacrossamerica.org. Select “act now” then “donate locally.” Scroll to Minnesota and select “MNCAP 012” to donate wreaths directly through the young people at Crow Wing Civil Air Patrol.
Or sponsor any number of wreaths or make general donations toward the project by mailing a check (made to Wreaths Across America) to Civil Air Patrol, Att: WAA, 16142 Airport Road, Brainerd, MN 56401. Or contact Commander Marcel Kobberdahl at 218-534-5418.