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.  Lufkin alone has 600 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:

Garden of Memories Memorial Park
5205 S First St
Lufkin, TX 75901

Hemphill City Cemetery
449 Oak Street South
Hemphill, TX 75948

Chireno Lower Cemetery Inc
113 Gray Ln
Chireno, TX 75937