Wreath Laying Ceremonies at Texas State Veterans Cemeteries

Every year, friends, family and members of the community gather to place a Christmas wreath on every grave, monument and columbarium for the Veterans and their families who are interred at each Texas State Veterans Cemetery.

“The holiday season is a joyous time of the year, but can be an emotional and trying time for families and loved ones where the sense of loss is often relived or heightened,” says Eric Brown, Deputy Director of Texas State Veterans Cemeteries. “Laying wreaths within our hallowed grounds helps to comfort those left to cherish the memories of Veterans and their families.”

Please join us for a wreath laying ceremony at a Texas State Veterans Cemetery in your area to honor and remember our nation’s military heroes.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: We are looking for volunteers to help us prepare wreaths for the Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery. We will gladly accept any assistance Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. — 5 p.m. this week and next week. We love our community and supporters and appreciate any help.


Coastal Bend State Veterans Cemetery

Saturday, December 16, 2017
10:00 a.m.
Coastal Bend State Veterans Cemetery
9974 IH 37 Access Road
Corpus Christi Texas 78410

Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery

Saturday, December 16, 2017
12:00 p.m.
Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery
2520 S Inspiration Road
Mission TX 78572

Texas State Veterans Cemetery at Abilene

Saturday, December 16, 2017
11:00 a.m.
Texas State Veterans Cemetery at Abilene
7457 West Lake Road
Abilene Texas 79601


Volunteer for Wreath Retrieval

The wreaths will remain at the cemeteries until January, 2018, and volunteers are needed to help pick up the wreaths.

Texas State Veterans Cemetery at Abilene
Monday, January 15, 2018

Coastal Bend State Veterans Cemetery
Monday, January 15, 2018

Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery
Friday, January 12, 2018

Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery 
Saturday, January 13, 2018
To assist with wreath retrieval at the Veterans Cemetery in Killeen, please contact the FCTSVC at fctsvc@wreathsforvets.org or 254–690–4321.

The Texas Veterans Land Board (VLB) has four Texas State Veterans Cemeteries across Texas in Abilene, Corpus Christi, Killeen and Mission. These cemeteries are hallowed grounds exclusively for Veterans, their spouses, and dependent children. They are special resting places, close to home, where friends, family and fellow Texans can honor Texas Veterans. For more information please call 1–800–252–8387 or visit TexasVeterans.com.


Photos & Video of the 2017 Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Texas State Veterans Cemetery

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