On Saturday, December 19th at 12 pm., the Al Johnson Legacy Cadet Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol, under the command of 1st Lt. Glen Houting, will conduct a “Wreaths Across America” ceremony at Lakewood Cemetery on Lakewood Blvd. Theresa Weiss will sing the national anthem, Buzz Hemwall will play taps and the keynote speaker will be Royetta Doe, State Chair of Veteran’s Services, Daughters of the War of 1812.  “Wreaths Across America” was founded in 1992 when Maine wreath maker, Morrill Worcester, found himself with a surplus of wreaths nearing the end of the holiday season.  Arrangements were made to place the wreaths on veteran’s graves in Arlington National Cemetery.  The tradition has grown to include over 2100 locations across all fifty states with over two million volunteers and more than 1.6 million donated wreaths.  One-hundred and eighty veterans are buried in Lakewood Cemetery and the goal is to place a wreath on each grave.  Please join us to “Remember the fallen, Honor those who serve, and Teach children the value of freedom”.  Attendees are asked to wear a mask and socially distance at the ceremony.  Until Nov. 30th wreaths may be donated for $15 each at https://www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/MI0021P   Along with the Civil Air Patrol, the wreaths are co-sponsored by the Stephen Preston Chapter of Daughters of the War of 1812 and the Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution.