>Sponsors needed to place wreaths at National Cemeteries in Louisiana

>The Advertiser in Lafayette, LA posted an article today about the US CIVIL AIR PATROL placing wreathes across the country on veterans graves. There are three National Cemeteries in Louisiana: Baton Rouge National Cemetery, Port Hudson National Cemetery, Zachary, and the Alexandria National Cemetery in Pineville. There are CAP posts all over Louisiana. Here are the results for the nearest CAP posts [see link for Louisiana CAP updated: 12-09-07] to Baton Rouge, Louisiana:

BATON ROUGE CADET SQDN
Unit Contact: Maj Joe V Muffoletto
Contact Phone: (225) 387-4317
Contact e-mail:
Meeting Address:PARKVIEW CHURCH SCHOOL
11795 JEFFERSON HWY
BATON ROUGE, LA 70816
Unit Web Address:
Meeting Time: 1900 THURSDAY
Charter Number: SWR LA017
Unit Notes:
CAPITOL CITY COMPOSITE SQUADRON
Unit Contact: Maj Robert A Davis Jr
Contact Phone: (225) 359-9378
Contact e-mail:
Meeting Address:&nbsp9163 BLANCHE NOYES
BATON ROUGE, LA 70811
Unit Web Address:
Meeting Time: 1900 MONDAY
Charter Number: SWR LA010
Unit Notes:
ASCENSION PARISH COMPOSITE SQDN
Unit Contact: Lt Col Harry C Stafford
Contact Phone: (225) 673-8363
Contact e-mail: capla022@eatel.net
Meeting Address:&nbspLA REGIONAL AIRPORT
6255 AIRPORT INDUSTRIAL BLVD
GONZALES, LA 70737
Unit Web Address:
Meeting Time: 1900 MONDAY
Charter Number: SWR LA022
Unit Notes:
HAMMOND COMPOSITE SQUADRON
Unit Contact: Capt Harvey David Taylor
Contact Phone: (225) 294-6234
Contact e-mail: dtaylor2000@charter.net
Meeting Address:&nbsp700 JUDGE LEON FORD DR
HAMMOND, LA 70401
Unit Web Address:
Meeting Time:
Charter Number: SWR LA008
Unit Notes:

The Daily Advertiser
Lafayette, Louisiana
November 27, 2007

Sponsors needed to place wreaths
Veterans’ graves to be decorated
From staff reports
Wreaths Across America has asked the U.S. Civil Air Patrol to help secure sponsorships for additional holiday wreaths to be placed in 240 veterans’ cemeteries across the country this year.

A portion of each sponsorship will be given back to the USCAP Squadron that solicited the donation. The U.S. Civil Air Patrol will be responsible for placing wreaths on up to 500,000 veterans graves across the country.

Wreaths Across America began in 2006 as an offshoot to the Arlington National Cemetery wreath project, which started in 1992 with the annual placement of 5,000 wreaths donated by the Worcester Wreath Company of Harrington, Maine.

The 2006 ceremonies were conducted largely by U.S. Civil Air Patrol Wings and Squadrons with the help of veterans’ organizations, private citizens, the Maine State Society of Washington, which annually assists with the laying of wreaths at Arlington, and the Patriot Guard Riders.

Donations can be made online (credit/debit cards only) at www.cap.gov/donations.

Wreaths can also be purchased by order form with checks made payable to U.S. Civil Air Patrol. Order forms can be downloaded at www.wreathsacrossamerica.org or through a member of the U.S. Civil Air Patrol (please contact Major L. Michael Wilkinson, Cmdr., Lafayette Composite Squadron, U.S. Civil Air Patrol, at 406-9372 for further information or to request an order form).

The wreath laying ceremonies will commence at noon Dec. 15. The three National Cemeteries in Louisiana are: Baton Rouge National Cemetery, Port Hudson National Cemetery, Zachary, and the Alexandria National Cemetery in Pineville.

About Louisiana Genealogy Admin

I manage several RootsWeb mailing lists and message boards, support Louisiana Cemetery Preservation, am a former Louisiana and Mississippi librarian, have been researching genealogy of my family since 1988, and write and promote several blogs supporting either Louisiana genealogy or Louisiana cemeteries.
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