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  • Monday, December 16, 2013

    Legion Rider Joins Wreath Tribute

    As Civil Air Patrol cadets and officers laid wreaths on veterans graves across New York Saturday (Dec. 14), members of the American Legion Family were often there with them.

    Carlos Veron renders salute

    Legion ier Carlos Varon renders salute at “Wreaths Across America” observance. Photo by Fran Varon.

    It was part of the annual Wreaths Across America tribute (which, among other things, featured a convoy of tractor trailer trucks delivering 143,000 Maine-made “remembrance wreathes” to Arlington National Cemetery where thousands of volunteers placed them on graves.)

    Carlos Varon, an American Legion Rider with Baldwin Post 246, joined members of Academy Cadet Squadron NY-147 at Cypress Hills National Cemetery in Brooklyn.

    In an online photo album, he extended a thank-you to the Civil Air Patrol “cadets who stood in the cold, rain and snow,” with “their heads held high.” He added: “It was an honor and privilege to stand with you and place a wreath for the POW/MIA.”