Volunteers needed for Killeen Wreath Project


The Friends of the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery will lay more than 8,000 holiday wreaths at the veterans cemetery this year.

However, the annual Wreath Project depends on volunteers.

Wreath preparation is Saturday, November 17, at 10:00 a.m. at the Killeen Special Events Center, located at 3301 S. W.S. Young Drive. Volunteers will fluff silk wreaths and attach new bows before loading them on trucks for delivery to the cemetery.

The wreath laying will take place Saturday, November 24, at 10:00 a.m. at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery, located at 11463 State Highway 195. A short program will be followed by family members laying wreaths at the graves of their loved ones. Volunteers will then lay wreaths at remaining graves. 

Wreath retrieval is scheduled Saturday, January 12, at 10:00 a.m. at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery. Volunteers will pick up the wreaths to be loaded on the trucks for storage.

For more information on supporting the Wreath Project, visit WreathsforVets.org.

Source: City of Killeen

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