From left, Robbie Bales (Lexus), Ralph Paty (Lexus), Robert Graham (Lexus), Captain Mickey McCamish (U. S. Navy retired and co-chair Wreaths), CDR Tom Shipley (U. S. Navy retired and Wreaths), Larry Holder (Lexus), and Austin Robinson (Lexus)
With a generous donation from Lexus of Chattanooga, the total number of wreaths that will be placed on graves at Chattanooga National Cemetery now exceeds 8,000. For 2019, the Wreaths Aross Chattanooga campaign is well on its way to exceed the almost 10,000 wreaths of 2018.
For each Lexus sold during the month of October 2019, Lexus of Chattanooga made a donation toward the purchase of wreaths that will be placed on graves at Chattanooga National Cemetery on Saturday, Dec. 14, at noon.
Prior to the noon program and placement of wreaths on the graves, U. S. Xpress and Covenant Transport trucks carrying the wreaths will arrive at Chattanooga National Cemetery at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14. The wreaths will be unloaded and delivered to sections for the noon placement on each grave.
To volunteer for unloading the wreaths at 9 a.m. and placement of wreaths at noon, please register at ChattanoogaWAA.com. Parking information is available at ChattanoogaWAA.com as well.
The mission of Wreaths Across Chattanooga is to lay a wreath on every gravestone at Chattanooga National Cemetery and in so doing is to 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 protected our freedom.
This is an opportunity to connect the Greatest Generations with the Generation of Hope and an opportunity to honor our Chattanooga heroes.