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San Antonio Chapter of the NDTA is proud to be a sponsor of the Wreaths Across
America program. Sponsored wreaths are placed on the grave markers at
state and national cemeteries as well as local cemeteries each December.
For each sponsored wreath, the San Antonio Chapter will receive $5, which will
be deposited in the Chapter scholarship fund. The Chapter has designated
the Ft. Sam National Cemetery in San Antonio for the wreath-laying event.
Additional information on Wreaths Across America is below. If you would
like to sponsor one or more wreaths, please complete and print the
linked form and mail it to the address
on the bottom of the form. Donations must be received by November 22 for
this year's placement (those received after that date will go to the 2013
The Chapter Officers and Board of Directors are grateful to "Shorty" Salmans for introducing this program and volunteer work to ensure wreaths are received and properly laid.
The Wreaths Across America theme for 2011 was, "The Christmas they never had," in honor of those who have had to spend a holiday away from their loved ones. In memory of those who never made it home. This year, like last, the San Antonio Chapter is asking for volunteers to join in the laying of wreaths at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery on Saturday, December 15, 2012, at 1100AM. Contact Shorty Salmans at email@example.com
2011 marked the 20th anniversary of Worcester Wreath Company donating Maine wreaths to adorn the headstones of our Nationís veterans at Arlington National Cemetery. In addition to wreaths destined for Virginia, Worcester Wreath again donated ceremonial wreaths to State, National and local cemeteries across the Country. In 2009 wreath-laying ceremonies were coordinated in 24 foreign cemeteries and aboard Naval ships in all Seven Seas, a tradition that continued in 2010 & 2011. Read more
In response to the many voices who wanted to share in the project, the non-profit Wreaths Across America organization was formed (EIN: 20-8362270) to expand the program by offering supporters the opportunity to sponsor a wreath. Our goal is to one day see every veterans grave in the country covered to honor every veteran during the holidays. In 2008 we expanded once again to give even more organizations the chance to help bring our goal to fruition by providing the opportunity to fund raise for their organizations needs along with helping Wreaths Across America gather sponsorships for wreaths.
Sponsorships are $15 each. Proceeds place a wreath at one of the participating cemeteries, help support our fundraising partners, educational and veterans services outreach. Please note that all sponsorships are sent directly to the location and no wreaths are sent to the individuals purchasing sponsorships.
There is no
stipulation for participation in these activities. We welcome all to join us at
Wreaths Across America as
the organization was formed to promote and coordinate sponsorship of wreaths for
the other national, state and local cemeteries that have shown a desire to
emulate the Arlington wreath-laying event. For more
information contact: Volunteer Location
Leader, Judy Carlile, 210-861-8037, firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to sponsor one or more wreaths, please complete and print the linked form and mail it to the address on the bottom of the form.