The Friends of the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery will lay 8,000 wreaths at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery Saturday at 10 a.m. The public is encouraged to participate.
Family and friends of those buried at the cemetery will lay wreaths for their loved ones first. Volunteers will then lay wreaths at all remaining graves.
Participants are encouraged to use the park and ride system to avoid traffic and long parking lines. Parking is at Texas A&M University – Central Texas on SH 201. Buses will run every 10 minutes from 8 a.m. to noon transporting passengers to and from the veterans cemetery. This will be the most efficient way to attend the ceremony.
Motorcyclists may participate in the wreath escort to the cemetery. Riders should meet at 8 a.m. Saturday at the parking lot of Killeen Special Events Center, 3301 S. WS Young Drive. The escort will leave at 8:40 a.m.
For more information on how you can support the annual wreath project, visit wreathsforvets.org.