REMEMBER the Fallen. . . HONOR those who Serve. . . TEACH our children the value of Freedom.
Welcome to the The American Legion, Department of Texas, District 22 (TX0766P)'s Wreaths Across America Page.
On Saturday, December 19, 2020 at 12:00 PM, The American Legion, Department of Texas, District 22 (TX0766P) will be helping Houston National Cemetery to Remember and Honor our veterans by laying Remembrance wreaths on the graves of our country's fallen heroes.
Please help us honor and remember as many fallen heroes as possible by sponsoring remembrance wreaths, volunteering on Wreaths Day, or inviting your family and friends to attend with you.
Thank you so much for supporting the The American Legion, Department of Texas, District 22 (TX0766P) and Wreaths Across America!
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10410 Veterans Memorial Dr
Houston, TX 77038
Click here for the Houston National Cemetery Page
Directions to Cemetery
Navigation systems do an adequate job finding the cemetery. When you arrive, please follow the people and signs to the site of the ceremony itself.
The best place to park is at Greenspoint Mall and take the free shuttle. Also available is the Shepard Park & Ride for $1.25.
Cemetery grounds will fill very quickly so please try to use one of our other options.
Busses are not permitted in the cemetery. Please pull to the front gate to let your passengers off and then park at Greenspoint to take the shuttle. Most busses are wheelchair equipped.
NOTE - After the ceremony all the busses will be there tohelp take people back. Please be patient as we get 17,000 people delivered back to Greenspoint Mall. There will be a line, but it goes quickly.
Ceremony and Volunteer Information
We are happy that you are willing to help with our Wreath Across America ceremony at Houston National 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.
- 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.
07:30: Shuttle and Bus Service starts
08:00: Motorcycle Escort and Trucks arrive.
11:00: Ceremony Starts
11:45 Wreath Laying Starts - no wreaths will be laid until the ceremony is over.
14:30: Shuttle and Bus Service stops.
DRESS FOR THE WEATHER
There will be people in jeans, suits, and uniforms. Please be respectful of those around you.
You may bring chairs if you like.
Children are welcome.
The Sections we are doing will be printed in the program that day.