“National Wreaths Across America Day” at Katy’s Magnolia Cemetery on Dec. 15

More than 400 wreaths will be laid at graves of military veterans at Magnolia Cemetery in Katy on Saturday, Dec. 15.

The effort in Katy will coincide with wreath-laying at more than 1,400 locations in all 50 states, at sea, and abroad on National Wreaths Across America Day.  This will be the second year that volunteers at the Katy cemetery have laid wreaths.

The event is being planned by Jonathan D. Rozier Post 164 of The American Legion and the Way Out West Community of Girl Scouts.  It is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. at the cemetery at the corner of Bartlett and Franz Road (6801 Franz Road).

The ceremonies will include the national anthem, pledge of allegiance, a prayer, a poem, the presentation of honor wreaths by members of different branches of the military, and a final salute by the Post 164 honor guard.  Speakers will include Katelyn Nitsche of the Girl Scouts, Harry Woodstrom of Post 164, and Joseph Thomas, commander of American Legion District 22.

Ceremony attendees who will place wreaths are asked to walk solemnly with the wreath to the foot of a gravestone marked by a flag, set the wreath on the stone or by the stone, and read aloud the name of the veteran.

Families of veterans will be the first to lay wreaths, followed by any veterans or armed forces members.  They will be followed by anyone who sponsored a wreath, and by anyone else who would like to honor veterans.


(Distributed by Greg Clock of Post 164 on Dec. 8, 2018; contact at 281 703 8567)