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Wreaths Across America Set for Saturday

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CORPUS CHRISTI (Kiii News) -

It's an event called Wreaths Across America and this Saturday, wreaths will be laid at the graves of veterans buried at the State Veteran's Cemetery on Interstate 37.

Wal-Mart announced Wednesday that they will donate 600 wreaths for the event and that Wal-Mart associates will be on hand Saturday to help families lay those wreaths at the graves of loved ones. Last December organizers had a great turnout and expect even bigger crowds this year.

If you plan on attending the event, everything begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14. The wreaths will be brought in and a formal ceremony will start at 11 a.m. The Veteran's Cemetery is located at 9974 Interstate Highway 37 Access Road. Everyone's invited to attend, but remember the main gate will be the only gate open that day.

Schedule of events:

9 a.m. - Volunteers arrive and sign up to lay a wreath or other duties.

9:45 a.m. - Depart Wal-Mart, to arrive at 10 a.m. at the Coastal Bend State Veterans Cemetary.
 
10:03 a.m. - Enter the CBSVC slowly make a complete drive around the Cemetery.

10:50 a.m. - Arrival of the Organizational Color Guard Guards & Honor & Armed Forces Wreaths will follow behind the color guards.

11 a.m. - Wreaths Across America Ceremony

11:31 a.m. - Laying of the Wreaths begins, families with love ones at the CBSVC will go first then volunteers.

Noon - Bell Tower Rings, all stand in silent.

12:15 p.m. - Ceremony ends.

Special Note:

12:20 p.m. - Wreaths will be available after the ceremony. If you wish to take a wreath to another cemetery and place at a veteran's grave site, you may pick one up at the trailer park at the front. Donations will be accepted to help build a Flag Disposal unit at the CBSVC. (Donations to the Veterans Band for Flag Disposal Unit).

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