The Alamo to host ceremony on Dec. 15 for National Wreaths Across America Day
Join us as we honor our veterans at this special event
SAN ANTONIO — On Saturday, Dec. 15th, the Alamo will host a joint wreath-laying ceremony with Wreaths Across America, in participation with National Wreaths Across America Day.
The Alamo is honored to take part in this national event, which will include more than 1,400 other ceremonies happening simultaneously across the U.S. The goal of National Wreaths Across America Day and Wreaths Across America is to honor the sacrifices of all service members throughout the year.
Pictured: Wreaths placed at headstones at the Arlington National Cemetery in 2017 for National Wreaths Across America Day. Credit: The Official Wreaths Across America Facebook page.
“The members of the Armed Forces wake up every morning and put on their uniform to serve and protect the rest of us,” said Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush. “They do this without question, hesitation or doubt. It is only fitting that we honor their courage and sacrifice, not only during the holiday season but each and every day. I urge our community to join together and help us honor our American heroes dedication to the United States of America at our Alamo ceremony.”
The ceremony will take place in the Cavalry Courtyard at 11:45 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 15th with opening remarks by Alamo CEO Douglass McDonald. At 12 p.m., the Wreaths Across America ceremony will be presented by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8397 Commander, Cris Vieyra Jr., and the Post 8397 membership.
We hope you join us as we honor our veterans on National Wreaths Across America Day.
About Alamo Trust, Inc. | Located in the heart of San Antonio, the Alamo serves as a sacred memorial to all those who lived, fought and died there. Visitors pay homage to the heroes of the 1836 Battle of the Alamo, a defining T in Texas History. Alamo Trust, Inc., or the Alamo, tells that story of Texas independence, as part of its 300-year history to over 1.5 million visitors every year. To visit the Alamo is to witness living history, experience authentic artifacts and admire an iconic landmark that shaped the country. Visit thealamo.org.
News media contacts:
Kevin Femmel, Content & Media Specialist, Alamo Trust Inc.
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Karina Erickson, Interim Communications Director
Commissioner George P. Bush, Texas General Land Office
Karina.Erickson@glo.texas.gov, (512) 475-5144
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