12 Dec 2015 Culpeper, VA
Today twelve compatriots helped place wreaths and participated in the ceremony for Wreaths Across America at Culpeper National Cemetery. They included: Paul Chase, Tom Hamill, Aaron Hamill, Don Jennings, Lon Lacey, Jr., Lon Lacey III, Alan Lacey, Lance Lyngar, Bill Mutziger, Lindsay Schaff, Bill Schwetke, and Ben Works. Seven compatriots, participated in the Color Guard including fifer Alan Lacey and drummer Lon Lacey III.. The ceremony also included participation by the Culpeper Minutemen Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol, the Culpeper VFW, Bugles Across America, and the All-American Color Guard. The Blue Knights International Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club organized this year's ceremony. Over 1700 wreaths were distributed across graves in the cemetery and a crowd of over 200 gathered for the occasion.
SAR Compatriots, left to right: Lon Lacey, Jr., Lance Lyngar, Alan Lacey, Lon Lacey III, Paul Chase, Lindsay Schaff, Don Jennings, Bill Schwetke, Bill Mutziger. Not pictured are Tom and Aaron Hamil and Ben Works. Paul Chase is from the Col William Grayson Chapter, all others are from the Culpeper Minutemen Chapter.