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Houston VA National Cemetery Participates in 'Wreaths Across America'

December 11, 2007

HOUSTON - The Houston VA National Cemetery, located at 10410 Veterans Memorial Drive, will participate in the “Wreaths Across America” campaign by holding a special ceremony on Saturday, December 15, 2007 at 11 a.m.

For the past 15 years, Maine’s Worcester Wreath Company, in coordination with the National Cemetery Administration, has made and decorated wreaths to adorn the more than 5,000 headstones in Arlington National Cemetery.  Spurred by the tremendous outpouring of letters and interest, and to celebrate the event’s 16th anniversary, Worcester Wreath Company asked the Civil Air Patrol and its members to help expand the reaches of the Arlington Wreath Project with a special campaign called, “Wreaths Across America.” This effort aspires to place memorial wreaths at each of the approximately 230 state and national cemeteries, and veterans’ monuments across the country.
 
“Wreaths Across America” hopes to bring children and veterans together, as the ideal way of expressing appreciation for the past, present, and future sacrifices our nation’s veterans and their families. If you are not able to attend, event organizers ask you to join others across the nation, stop for a Moment of Silence at 11 a.m., and share a silent thank you to all those who serve, to all who have been lost, and to the families who will be without loved ones this holiday season.

For more information about “Wreaths Across America,” visit http://www.wreaths-across-america.org *.

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