The San Marcos City Cemetery will join nearly 2,000 participating cemeteries as an official location in the Wreaths Across America (WAA) Day 2019 on Saturday, Dec. 14, at 10 a.m.
The San Marcos City Cemetery plans to place 531 wreaths on the headstones of all local veterans on the grounds.
This free community event comprised of dedicated volunteers honors the service and memory of the nation’s veterans. The visual statement also serves to teach the next generation about the sacrifices made throughout the United States’ history of military service.
“We are forever grateful for the thousands of supporters who dedicate their time and effort to fulfilling the mission on a local level,” said Karen Worcester, executive director of Wreaths Across America. “These individuals and their communities know the value of remembering the fallen, honoring those who currently serve and teaching the next generation about the sacrifices made for our freedom every day, and without their continued support, Wreaths Across America would not exist.”
Those interested in volunteering for Wreaths Across America or sponsoring a wreath for the San Marcos City Cemetery can visit www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/txcsmc.
This is the first year that the cemetery will participate in this national event.
About Wreaths Across America
Wreaths Across America is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded to continue and expand the annual wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery begun by Maine businessman Morrill Worcester in 1992. The organization’s mission – Remember, Honor, Teach – is carried out in part each year by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies in December at Arlington, as well as at thousands of veterans’ cemeteries and other locations in all 50 states and beyond. For more information, to sponsor wreaths or to sign up to volunteer, please visit www.WreathsAcrossAmerica.org.