Wreaths Across America 2023

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  • By Staff Sgt. Nathan Call
  • 17th Training Wing Public Affairs

Leadership from across Goodfellow Air Force Base participated in Wreaths Across America alongside members of the San Angelo community on Dec. 16.

In 1992, Wreaths Across America began on a small scale and has grown into what it is today. The organization’s mission across America is to remember the fallen, honor those who serve and teach the next generation the value of freedom. Every year, wreaths are placed in over 4,000 locations in all 50 states.

The San Angelo Civil Air Patrol Composite Squadron hosted the 17th annual ceremony at Belvedere Memorial Park Cemetery.

“This event is a way to honor our fallen heroes,” said Lt. Col. Dana Gray, San Angelo Composite Squadron (Civil Air Patrol) public affairs officer and co-coordinator for San Angelo’s Wreaths Across America event. “I consider them heroes because they have given us so much.” 

Goodfellow leadership laid unique wreaths representing every branch of military service to initiate the wreath-laying ceremony. Attendees placed over 300 wreaths on service members' headstones to show reverence and respect for those who came before.