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Wreaths Across America at the Texas State Cemetery
WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA SEEKING DONATIONS FOR UPCOMING CEREMONY AT TEXAS STATE CEMETERY
Now is the perfect time to give thanks to our veterans and other notable citizens of Texas
Austin, Texas – November 22, 2016: As part of their 25th Anniversary, Wreaths Across America (WAA) invites you to join them in honoring our Texas veterans and other prominent Texans by sponsoring wreaths to be placed on graves at the Texas State Cemetery. The cemetery is a beautiful place of honor for dignitaries such as Stephen F. Austin, Bob Bullock, Tom Landry, Chris Kyle, Jake Pickle, Darrell K. Royal and Barbara Jordan, to name a few.
Wreath sponsorships are available through Tuesday, November 29 at a cost of $15 per wreath. All sponsorships are tax deductible.
Founded in 1992 by Maine businessman Morrill Worcester, WAA became a national 501c-3 non-profit organization in 2007 to continue and expand their efforts of placing wreaths on veteran graves. WAA’s patriotic mission is to REMEMBER the fallen, HONOR those who serve and their families and TEACH our children the value of freedom. The government does not provide the wreaths for veteran graves.
In 2015, thanks to more than 600,000 volunteers placing wreaths, sponsoring wreaths, or both, in excess of 901,000 WAA wreaths were placed at 1,100 participating locations including 100 percent of the graves at Arlington National Cemetery (240,185).
"The Texas State Cemetery is a treasure for not only the Austin community but also for the entire state," said Jamie Durham Burchfield, Austin Colony NSDAR Regent. "We are excited to partner with WAA to honor our nation's veterans and remember their sacrifices during the holiday season."
Texas Disposal Systems, who in an effort to be environmentally conscious, is donating their services of picking up the wreath boxes for recycling, and composting the retired wreaths after their removal.
“We are honored to be a part of such a humbling event,” said Jim Gregory, co-owner of Texas Disposal Systems. “As a long-time supporter of the Boy Scouts of America, it will be a joy to participate in this heartwarming celebration with my grandson, who is a member of the Regents School of Austin’s Boy Scout Troop #25.”
On Saturday, December 17, 2016 at 11 a.m., members of the Austin community will gather at the Cemetery to place wreaths on graves as part of the annual National Wreaths Across America Day. This placement ceremony will be coordinated simultaneously at more than 1,200 participating locations all across the world.
WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA-AUSTIN
To schedule an interview about WAA, or to find out about becoming a WAA fundraising group, you may contact either volunteer TXATXC co-coordinator via email at: email@example.com or phone: Charlotte Waldrum-972.740.5863 or Ellen Fuller-757.478.4747.
For WAA wreath sponsorships via credit card, visit https://www.facebook.com/WreathsAcrossAmericaAustin
WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA
For more information, please visit www.WreathsAcrossAmerica.org
TEXAS STATE CEMETERY – AUSTIN
For more information (hours, directions and tours) about the Cemetery located at 909 Navasota St-Austin 78702, please call 512.463.0605 or visit www.cemetery.texas.gov
TEXAS DISPOSAL SYSTEMS
Texas Disposal Systems is one of the largest independently-owned solid waste collection, processing and disposal companies in the nation. Our fully integrated facility incorporates solid waste disposal, compost production and recycling operations. We provide the highest quality and most environmentally friendly services in the best interests of our customers, employees and the community. Learn more about how TDS helps communities, organizations and schools manage and divert waste to beneficial uses at www.TexasDisposal.com.