Chattanooga National Cemetery will host Wreaths Across America, a holiday wreath-laying ceremony to honor and remember our nation’s Veterans, on Saturday at noon.
Civil Air Patrol TN Wing Group II, veterans service organizations and citizens are coordinating the event to honor Veterans of each branch of the military, the Merchant Marines, as well as Prisoners of War and those still Missing in Action (POW/MIA).
The Worcester Wreath Company, through a campaign called Wreaths Across America, began donating holiday wreaths in tribute to veterans laid to rest at VA’s national cemeteries and state veterans cemeteries in 2006. Since 1992, they have donated wreaths for gravesites at Arlington National Cemetery. Civil Air Patrol TN Wing Group II is coordinating the wreath ceremony as a part of Wreaths Across America.
Due to wet conditions, there will be no parking available at the Chattanooga National Cemetery. All parking, to include handicap, will be at the Tennessee National Guard Armory on Holtzclaw Avenue, with bus service available starting at 8 a.m.