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Posted on: October 13, 2020

[ARCHIVED] City Cemetery Official Location for Wreaths Across America Day

Save the Date Wreaths Across America December 19, 2020 text on background of military cemetery

The City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department is pleased to announce that the San Marcos City Cemetery will join over 2,100 official locations across the country to participate in National Wreaths Across America Day on Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020.

 This free, non-political, community event is open to everyone and honors the brave individuals who served to protect the freedoms of our country, demonstrates that they will never be forgotten, and brings the community together in patriotic commemo­ration.  

 In its second year of participating in this national event, the San Marcos City Cemetery has a goal to raise enough funds to place 542 remembrance wreaths on the gravesites of all veterans laid to rest there.  

 The City of San Marcos is participating and promoting this event as part of their November “Month of Service” dedicated to honoring our local veterans.  The public is invited to participate by volunteering and/or sponsoring a wreath. 

 Wreath sponsorship starts at $15 per wreath and volunteers are needed to assist with placing the remembrance wreaths on the gravesites on Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020. Those interested in volunteering or sponsoring a wreath for the San Marcos City Cemetery are invited to visit to learn more. 

 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 of Remember, Honor, Teach is carried out 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 volunteer, visit



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