Members of Civil Air Patrol’s Riverside Flight invite the public to sponsor veterans’ wreaths for placement on the headstones of our nation’s service members.

The ceremony will take place at Memorial Park Cemetery in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on Dec. 14, to honor those who have served the U.S. as well as current military members.

The CAP unit’s efforts coincide with Wreath Across America tributes occurring simultaneously across the nation, including Arlington National Cemetery.

The initiative began more than 25 years ago with the placement of 5,000 wreaths donated by Maine businessman Morrill Worcester.

In 2007, Worcester and his family formed Wreaths Across America, a nonprofit with the mission to Remember the fallen, Honor those who serve, and Teach the next generation the value of freedom.

As a major partner in Wreaths Across America, CAP has adorned memorials and veterans’ graves with balsam wreaths to make sure the sacrifices of the nation’s service members are not forgotten.

Last year, members of the public sponsored the placement of more than 1.5 million wreaths at 1,400-plus cemetery or memorial sites across the U.S. and abroad.

More than 250 CAP squadrons participated in last year’s Wreaths Across America ceremonies, in which wreaths were placed at cemeteries and memorials in all 50 states and 24 locations overseas.

For more information on how to sponsor wreaths for veterans laid to rest in Memorial Park Cemetery please visit www.MemorialParkWreaths.com.