RidersUSA will be sponsoring 25 wreaths with four in the name of our past members, George Sprankle, Jay "Sporty" Schonert, Adam P. Rocha and Tammy Cowart. Wreaths Across America’s Mission Statement is to Remember the fallen; Honor those who served; and Teach our children the value of freedom.
The Wreath's Across America official ceremony begins at 10:00 a.m. on the main stage inside the cemetery. This is a beautiful, live bough wreath laying event and ceremony, held simultaneously all across America, and coordinated to be held at the same time as the ceremony in Arlington, VA.
The Arizona Patriot Guard Riders will stand a flag line during the ceremony and RidersUSA members are welcome to participate with the AZPGR.
RidersUSA members will meet at the Shell Super Pumper gas station, 21015 N Cave Creek Rd, Phoenix, AZ, 85024 (NW corner of Cave Creek Rd. and Rose Garden Lane) at 8:30 am.
KSU at 8:45 amfor short ride to cemetery. Members are welcome to help place wreaths at the conclusion of the ceremony.
RidersUSA's 2021 Wreath Recipients:
Harrison "Budd" Gilbert, Army, Sec 70, Site 846
George Sprankle, USMC, Sec 70, Site 938
Robert Anselmo, Army, Sec 55, Site 3594
Dennis Anselmo, Army, Sec 36, Site 196
Frank Ruggiero, Army, Sec 23, Site 60
Frank G Villa, Navy, Sec 55, Site 3222
Granville L Floyd, Army, Sec 46, Site 1730
John "Sporty Jay" Shonert, Navy, Sec 62, Site 3
David Olsen, Navy, Sec C7, Row B, Site 32
Joe Anaya, Army, Sec 57, Site 738
Harlen McDaniel, Air Force, Sec 49, Site 291
Adam P. Rocha, US Army Sec 55, Site 176
Dale Bohannan, Navy, Sec 18E, Site 33
Thomas King, Army, Sec 55, Site 472
Calvin Short, Navy, Sec 55, Site 2267
Gary Prantner, Air Force, Sec 65, Site 486
Pete Rosales, Army, Sec 55, Site 432
Tammy Cowart, Army, Sec I6, Row B, Site 16
Randy Randell, Navy, Sec 64, Site 46
Robert Lancaster, Navy, Sec 63, SIte 243
James E. Williams, Air Force, Sec I6, Row A Site 111
Thomas O. Mitchell, Air Force, Sec H7, Row B, Site 35
Clyde Clary, Army, Sec 42, Site 274
Charles Reardon, Army, Sec C3, Row A, Site 9
Bennett Kopp, Army, Sec J6, Row A, Site 36
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"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.
" Wreaths Across America"