The cemetery will join the more than 1,400 participating locations across the country to Remember, Honor and Teach at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 15, 2018.
La Marque, TEXAS — The City of La Marque will join others around the nation to honor veterans that have been laid to rest in their local cemetery as part of the annual Wreaths Across America observance.
The La Marque Cemetery Board raised funds to place veterans’ wreaths on the headstones of all the local heroes laid to rest at La Marque Cemetery and Rising Star Cemetery, to ensure that the individuals will never be forgotten and to bring the community together in patriotic commemoration.
Ceremonies begin at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 15, 2018, and will include a program with La Marque Mayor Bobby Hocking and La Marque cemetery board members. La Marque residents and others throughout Galveston County are invited to participate and help with the placement of wreaths. Volunteers should arrive by 10:30 a.m. at 1709 S Oak St, La Marque, Texas 77568.
Wreaths Across America started as a simple gesture of thanks that, over the past ten years, has grown into a national movement of dedicated volunteers and communities coming together to not only remember the nation’s fallen and honor their service, but to teach the next generation about the sacrifices made for freedom.
“This is La Marque’s way of honoring sacrifices that have been made for the good of our country,” said Kurt Koopmann, event coordinator for this year’s ceremony. “It is not an effort to decorate graves; it is act of remembering the lives of those that gave all.”
National Wreaths Across America Day is a free, non-political, community event open to all people.
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About the City of La Marque: The City of La Marque is strategically situated in Galveston County, 15 miles south of Houston and four miles north of Galveston Island. La Marque is the second-fastest-growing city in the County with an estimated population of 16,000, an area of 14.25 square miles and boasting 14.3 miles of I-45 frontage—more than any other city in Galveston County. Citizens enjoy easy, breezy coastal living, abundant housing options and the security of a hurricane protection levee system. La Marque is a sportsman’s paradise and offers access to world-class medical, travel and entertainment options. Citizens and visitors enjoy Bayou Fest, an early fall concert series and BBQ Cook Off offering free family fun; Magical Winter Lights, a 52-day holiday lantern festival; and Crawfish Bash, an annual crawfish cook off that earned a Guinness World Record in 2017. For business, La Marque offers prime I-45 frontage, creative incentives, an abundance of commercial property, a budding downtown revitalization and build-to-suit opportunities. La Marque is the Gateway to the Gulf and the Hub of the Mainland. Discover the possibilities atwww.cityoflamarque.org.
About Wreaths Across America: Wreaths Across America is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded to continue and expand the annual wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery begun by Maine businessman Morrill Worcester in 1992. The organization’s mission – Remember, Honor, Teach – is carried out in part each year by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies in December at Arlington, as well as at thousands of veterans’ cemeteries and other locations in all 50 states and beyond. For more information, to sponsor wreaths or to sign up to volunteer, please visit www.WreathsAcrossAmerica.org. Follow Wreaths Across America on Facebook at http://Facebook.com/WAAHQ and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/WreathsAcross.