Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Houston, Texas
Holiday Wreath-laying to Honor Veterans
What: Houston National Cemetery will host Wreaths Across America, a holiday wreath-laying ceremony to honor and remember our nation’s Veterans. WAA-Houston, Veterans service organizations and citizens are coordinating the event to honor Veterans of each branch of the military, the Merchant Marines as well as Prisoners of War and those still Missing in Action (POW/MIA).
Who: Members of the WAA-Houston, representatives from the military services, Veterans and their families.
When: December 17, 2016, at 11:00 a.m.
Where: Houston National Cemetery
Address: 10410 Veterans Memorial Dr. Houston TX 77038
Contact: Mat Williams, Cemetery Director
Background: The Worcester Wreath Company, through a campaign called Wreaths Across America, began donating holiday wreaths in tribute to Veterans laid to rest at VA’s national cemeteries and state Veterans cemeteries in 2006. Since 1992, they have donated wreaths for gravesites at Arlington National Cemetery. WAA-Houston is coordinating the wreath ceremony as a part of Wreaths Across America. For more information on this event, visit the National Cemetery Administration website at www.cem.va.gov.