On Monday, December 11, 2017, at Eleven O’clock in the morning a wreath laying ceremony will be held on the steps of the Texas State Capital Building in Austin, while similar ceremonies occur at all of the other forty-nine Capitol Buildings across our country.
On Saturday, December 16, 2017 the national Wreaths Across America event will occur to honor veterans at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens in Irving while similar ceremonies occur at Arlington National Cemetery and over 400 other participating locations nationwide – a solemn tribute to those who served and those who made the ultimate sacrifice.
The Wreaths Across America story began over 24 years ago when the Worcester Wreath Company from Harrington, Maine initiated a tradition of donating and placing wreaths on the headstones of our nation’s fallen heroes at Arlington National Cemetery. Worcester Wreath Company continues to be a major supporter of the project donating over 25,000 total wreaths each year. Over 100,000 wreaths will be sponsored by individuals, businesses and groups from communities nation-wide. Wreaths will be placed in all 50 states, at several locations in Iraq, and at 24 national cemeteries on foreign soil.