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DFW National Cemetery seeking wreath donations for veterans graves

Retired Lt. Col. USAF Paul Pfrommer(cq) of Dallas lays wreaths on graves at the DFW Nation Cemetery. Members of the Civil Air Patrol, Irving High School JROTC, military service representtives, veterans and others laid wreaths today Saturday, Dec. 12, 2009, to honor veterans at Dallas-Fort Worth National Ceremony.
Retired Lt. Col. USAF Paul Pfrommer(cq) of Dallas lays wreaths on graves at the DFW Nation Cemetery. Members of the Civil Air Patrol, Irving High School JROTC, military service representtives, veterans and others laid wreaths today Saturday, Dec. 12, 2009, to honor veterans at Dallas-Fort Worth National Ceremony. Joyce Marshall

Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, home to over 27,000 fallen veterans, is seeking donations for wreaths to put on graves during the holiday season.

As of Friday, DFW Wreaths for Heroes had 46 percent of the graves sponsored with 12,746, receiving donations for over 5,000 in two days.

But over 14,000 graves are still without a wreath sponsor, according to their website.

Every December, volunteers gather at the cemetery in Dallas to lay the wreaths down at the veterans graves for National Wreaths Across America Day.

According to wreathsacrossamerica.org, the mission for the event is to, “Remember our fallen U.S. veterans, honor those who serve and teach your children the value of freedom.”

Each wreath is $15 but with the purchase of two, a third one will be sponsored free of charge. The deadline to sponsor a wreath is Monday and they will be placed on the graves on Dec. 17, according to their website.

For more information on how volunteer at the event or to sponsor a wreath, go to www.wreathsacrossamerica.org.

Azia Branson: 817-390-7547, @aziabranson

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