Chattanooga Coast Guard Unit And Surf's Up Car Wash Join Wreaths Across Chattanooga Effort

Monday, September 3, 2018

In an effort to ensure that a wreath is placed on each of the 43,000 gravestones at Chattanooga National Cemetery, the local United States Coast Guard detachment and Surf’s Up Car Wash will join the effort with a fundraising event at Surf’s Up Car Wash at 407 Signal Mountain Road on Friday, starting at 9 a.m. Surf’s Up will make a donation for each car washed and the Coast Guard will offer assistance to motorist in giving “tender, loving care to their vehicles”. Donations to “Wreaths Across Chattanooga” will be accepted. The placement of these wreaths will take place on Saturday, Dec. 15, at noon.

In many local discussions, there is a perception that a wreath is placed on every grave marker at Chattanooga National Cemetery but that is not the case. In reality, only enough funds or wreaths donated at a national level, cover at most 10,000, of the 43,000 headstones.  Since enough wreaths haven’t been received to cover all headstones, event organizer (Civil Air Patrol) works with Chattanooga National Cemetery to prioritize which section or sections are covered; this means that the remaining sections aren’t honored with a wreath.

The mission of Wreaths Across Chattanooga is to lay a wreath on every gravestone at Chattanooga National and in so doing is to simply remember all Chattanooga area veterans who served our country, honor the lives of those who served and made the ultimate sacrifice, and teach the value of freedom and about those who protect our freedom. This is an opportunity to connect “The Greatest Generations” with the “Generation of Hope” and an opportunity to honor our Chattanooga Heroes.


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Happenings

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Red Clay Road will be closed at 5224 Red Clay Road beginning Sept. 25 at 8:30 a.m. for cross drain replacement. South of the work zone will utilize Wolfe Street to Apison Road to Old Apison Road. North of the work zone will utilize Old Apison Road to Apison Road to Wolfe Street. (click for more)

Breaking News

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Opinion

Let The Water Company Pay The Bill - And Response

Tennessee American breaks a line and 35,000 people lose water for three days. Well they don’t exactly admit they broke it, they were working on it a few feet away and it just broke….so they say. One half of TAWC service area is out of water three days and nights, hospitals canceling surgery, schools closed and opened and then sending the children home, businesses shut down, government ... (click for more)

Gregg Gentry Says He Was Not At Meeting On Nurse Pay

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