Don’t Let a Tyler Veteran’s Grave Go Undecorated
The graves of East Texas veterans will be decorated with wreaths again this December, and now is the time to do the planning to make sure no graves get skipped. Tyler alone has 3000 graves to honor.
Each December on National Wreaths Across America Day, the graves of veterans at 1,400 cemeteries across the country are honored with beautiful green and red wreaths. It takes thousands of volunteers to do the work as part of the organized effort through Wreaths Across America, and if you want to become one of those volunteers we've got the info on how to sign up now.
Wreaths Across America has a“Giving in July” campaign going on now that gives us the chance to sponsor a wreath this December and at the same time help some groups that do good work to honor veterans all year long. Five dollars of each fifteen dollar contribution goes directly to the group that we choose, to help support their mission. The Gary Sinise Foundation is one of the choices, along with America's Mighty Warriors and several others.
There are several ways to help out in East Texas too, including sponsoring a veterans’ wreath at one of our East Texas cemeteries, volunteering or donating to a local fundraising group. Click HERE to make that happen.
Here are a few cemeteries that will participate with Wreaths Across America on December 15, 2018:
Rosewood Park Cemetery
1884 Fm 1844
Longview, TX 75605
Holly Springs Cemetery
PO Box 311
Canton, TX 75103
Tyler Memorial Funeral Home and Cemetery
12053 Hwy 64 West
Tyler, TX 75704