Cadets Raise Money to Remember Veterans

ACWORTH, Ga. - The teenagers of a local Civil Air Patrol unit braved the cold Saturday to make sure that America’s veterans are never forgotten.  Cadets from Marietta Air Museum Cadet Squadron stood outside of the

Members display a booth for Wreaths Across America.

Members display a booth for Wreaths Across America.

Kroger on Mars Hill Road in Acworth raising money to lay a fresh Christmas wreath at the graves of American veterans at the Georgia National Cemetery in Canton.  The fundraiser was part of an international effort called Wreaths Across America that unites volunteers and organizations around the globe to remember, honor, and teach about our veterans, and to make sure they and their families are not forgotten during the busy Christmas season.

From 9am to 4pm, the teens raised more than $2000, enough to buy 145 wreaths.  Altogether, the members have raised more than $5,000, allowing more than 330 veterans to be remembered with a beautiful wreath this year.  On December 12, Marietta Air Museum Cadet Squadron will be joining dozens of other organizations at Georgia National Cemetery to lay the wreaths at the nearly 8,000 graves there.  Families and the general public are encouraged to attend and help lay wreaths.  You can find out more at  The cadets and senior members of the squadron would like to thank the Woodstock and Acworth communities for their generous support this year!

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1st Lt. Ethan Berg, GAWG/PA