The US Space Force, which was created December 20, 2019, with the enactment of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020, is the first new military service since the Army Air Force was reorganized as the United States Air Force in 1947. The US Space Force organizes, trains and equips space forces to protect American and allied interests in space and to provide space capabilities to the joint force.
“The US Space Force has its roots at the start of the Cold War, with the first space programs of the Army Air Forces beginning in 1945, and the first major employment of space forces culminated in the Gulf War, where they were based. have proven to be so critical to the United States-led coalition, “said Joe reagan, U.S. Army Veteran and Director of Military and Veteran Outreach, Wreaths Across America. “As an organization whose mission is to remember the dead, honor those who serve, and teach the next generation the value of freedom, it is imperative that we recognize all who have come together to serve. of gatekeepers and continue to protect those freedoms all Americans enjoy. “
Since its inception as a 501c3 in 2007, WAA has provided seven live, handmade Balm Veteran Wreaths – each with a corresponding branch of service flag, including a POW / MIA flag – to each registered participating location at use in this year’s National Wreaths Across America Ceremony of the Day. In the future, eight wreaths will be provided with the US Space Force Delta Service Flag. Each participating venue is coordinated by local volunteers who are encouraged to host a ceremony using these wreaths as part of their National Wreath Day ceremony across America and invite veterans, current military personnel and their families to to participate.
This year, more than 2,700 participating locations are registered to take part in National Wreaths Day across America – Saturday, December 18, 2021 – each will now receive the eight ceremonial wreaths for this event.
For more information on how to volunteer locally or find a participating location near you, please visit www.wreathsacrossamerica.org.
About crowns across America
Wreaths Across America is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization founded to continue and expand the annual wreath laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery started by Maine businessman Morrill Worcester in 1992. The organization’s mission – Remember, Honor, Teach – is achieved in part each year by coordinating wreath laying ceremonies in December in Arlington, as well as in thousands of veterans cemeteries and other locations. in all 50 states and beyond.
SOURCE Crowns Across America