Catalina Mountains Chapter Attends Wreaths Across America

Pictured are Lt. j.g. David Bull; Karen Lingelbach; retired Col. Bill Nagy, USA; retired Col. Don Timian, USA; retired Col. Wayne McCarey, USAF; and Shirley McCarey.

Lt. j.g. David R. Bull, USNR, Former

On the morning of Dec. 17, 2022, representatives of the Catalina Mountains Chapter (CMC) of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) joined hundreds of other veterans, their families, and various veterans service organizations in support of the Wreaths Across America (WAA) program and ceremony held at the Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery at Marana, Ariz.

Across the country there were 3,100 individual locations participating in WAA, with 3.1 million wreaths laid on Dec. 17. This was the seventh consecutive year that Arlington National Cemetery had 100% coverage of thousands of graves.

The goal of Wreaths Across America is to “Remember, Honor, and Teach” younger generations about the value of their freedoms and the importance of honoring those who sacrificed so much to protect those freedoms.

The Military Officers Association of America is a nonprofit veterans association dedicated to maintaining a strong national defense and preserving the earned entitlements of members of the uniformed services and their families and survivors.

The Catalina Mountains Chapter is a nonprofit veterans organization whose membership encompasses Northwest Tucson, including Catalina, Oracle, parts of Oro Valley and Marana, SaddleBrooke, SaddleBrooke Ranch, San Manuel, and Sun City. For additional information about CMC, contact Chapter President retired Capt. Chuck Vaughan, USN, or visit our website For those interested in joining MOAA, contact Membership Chairman/2nd VP former Lt. j.g. David Bull, USNR, at [email protected].