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     Sponsorship of a WAA wreath ($15 each), via Veteran Flags & Flowers (VF&F), Preston Sharp’s nonprofit fundraising group, you can “DO GOOD TWICE”, because it enables 2 wonderful things to happen:

(1) A U.S veteran's life and service will be honored with a wreath placed on their grave at Texas State Cemetery or other cemeteries across the nation, and

(2) WAA will return $5 to VF&F for Preston to continue his mission of honoring veterans

      Preston Sharp is a 12-year-old student from Redding, California who has launched a call to action to honor those who have served through the simple, yet powerful, act of placing flags and flowers on the graves of veterans. Sharp begun his mission on Veterans Day 2015, when he visited the grave of his grandfather, a Navy veteran, and noticed the lack of American flags and flowers on the graves of other local veterans.

     Preston has set a goal of honoring veterans in all 50 states by Veterans Day 2019. Like WAA, Preston’s mission is to “honor veterans every day, not just on a holiday”! He wants to mobilize every person in the United States to take the time to honor a veteran to finding a way of acknowledging their service, such as taking them to lunch or completing the #FandFChallenge (posting photos of veteran graves after they placed flags and flowers).

     In recognition of his efforts, Preston was a guest of First Lady Melania Trump at The State of the Union in January 2018, as well as participated the launch of her “BE BEST” campaign. In June, Preston came to Texas, the 12th state that visited and where his God parents live. For Flag Day, they and the Austin community honored the 2,500 veteran graves at Texas State Cemetery (WAA location: TXATXC), with flags and red silk carnations.

     Since the cemetery didn’t have flags, Preston donated them for placement on Veterans Day and Memorial Day by like-minded groups, such as WAA-Austin, Texas Nomads-SAR, BSA Troop #25, DAR, SAR, and first responders. VF&F became a WAA fundraising group to assist covering the costs of the flags (as 9/11/18, $5,000 is still needed). Preston has placed at 2 other WAA-participating cemeteries: Camp Nelson National (KYCNNN) and Camp Logan (COFLND).

     Preston’s next state will be: New York (#22) at Cypress Hill National Cemetery  in Brooklyn (WAA location: NYCHNB) on Saturday, Sept 29th at 10am. Please come and help him and/or invite your friends in the area.

More information on Preston Sharp can be found at www.Prestonsharp.net



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Ceremony Details

Location Information

Texas State Cemetery (TXATXC)
909 Navasota St
Austin, TX 78702
Click here for the Texas State Cemetery Page

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Saturday, December 15, 2018
11:00 AM

Charlotte W.,Ellen F.

Directions to Cemetery

Navigation systems do an adequate job finding the cemetery. 

When you arrive, please follow the people to the site of the WAA ceremony located between the Vietnam War Memorial, Gold Star Mothers Memorial and the Purple Heart Memorial. .

Parking Instructions

Parking for this cemetery is on the surrounding streets (Navasota, Comal and 11th).

Ceremony and Volunteer Information

We are happy that you are willing to help with our Wreath Across America ceremony at Texas State Cemetery. Please do not forget to register to volunteer! That way you will get all updates about the cemetery itself.

Here are some things to remember about the ceremony:

  • Everyone of all ages and backgrounds is welcome.
  • Ceremonies around the world will be starting at the same moment, so please be on time.
  • Please help ensure that all participants get the opportunity to place a wreath.
  • Please follow the location coordinators instructions on where to place wreaths, as well as "how" they should be placed.
  • We especially appreciate volunteers willing to help clean-up. Please check in with the location coordinator if you are interested in helping with the clean-up.

The most important thing to remember is to have a wonderful experience participating in the ceremony and thank you so much for help Wreaths achieve our mission to remember, honor and teach.

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Welcome to Texas State Cemetery (TXATXC) and thank you deeply for helping us with our goal to honor as many veterans as possible on Wreaths Across America Day, Saturday, December 15, 2018. Please click "View" to learn more about our effort or to volunteer to help or click "Sponsor" to purchase wreaths that will be laid on the graves of our fallen heroes by our loyal volunteers....