Troop 1418 of Cheyenne, Wyoming assisted in laying wreaths on Saturday, December 15, 2018, alongside the Civil Air Patrol. Each December on National Wreaths Across America Day, the mission to remember, honor, and teach is carried out by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery, as well as at more than 1,400 additional locations in all 50 states, at sea, and abroad.
Amy Jo Martinson lives in Fort Collins and helps with the troop in Cheyenne, Wyoming on the F.E. Warren Air Force Base. They are Girl Scout Daisies to Seniors.
Cadettes from Highlands Ranch – Lone Tree Troop 59 visited with Gold Star mother and Girl Scout alumna Victoria Nevins at Fort Logan National Cemetery during Wreaths Across America on December 15, 2018. The girls made her a white and gold wreath to pay their respects. Ms. Nevins’ son, Special Forces Staff Stg. Liam Nevins, recieved a purple heart for a wound he suffered in combat, but refused to return home. Instead, he stayed and was killed one month before he was to discharge from the military at age 32.
The Wreaths Across America Ceremony is a solemn experience that teaches youth about service to our country, helping others, courage, strength, and community. This year’s ceremony message was for veterans to share their stories with others. Our girls were honored to hear Staff Stg. Nevins’ story from his mom, in becoming more aware of the ultimate sacrifices for our freedoms.