National nonprofit Wreaths Across America is working hard to ensure no veteran from San Angelo is forgotten this holiday season.This Saturday,  December 13, National Wreaths Across America Day, live, balsam remembrance wreaths will be placed at the headstones of fallen veterans at nearly 1,000 locations across the country and overseas.

Locally, a remembrance ceremony will be held at Belvedere Memorial Park in San Angelo, Texas on this day to ensure that the 160 individuals buried there, who served to protect the freedoms of our country are not, and never will be, forgotten.

Members of San Angelo Composite Squadron and Texas Leadership Charter Academy Cadet Squadron of Civil Air Patrol invite the public at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 13, 2014, to come participate at Belvedere Memorial Park in the All Vets Cemetery on Arden Road for a short ceremony and lay a wreath at one of the veteran’s graves.  This is a moving ceremony and a time to say THANK YOU to our veteran’s for their sacrifice to our nation for their service.  Commanders from the various military services at Goodfellow Air Force Base will lay the ceremonial wreaths along with the Joint Services Color Guard to present the colors. Fort Concho soldiers provide additional assistance as one of the members does “Taps” and “Amazing Grace” on the bagpipes.

“In past years, when placing the last wreath, we’ve seen bare markers and we’re reminded of the veterans who sacrificed so much for their country who are not being recognized,” said Wayne Hanson, WAA chairman. “With a predominantly volunteer staff and no government funding, we are asking every American to do their part to honor our nation’s heroes.”

Those unable to participate in the wreath-laying ceremony are invited to visit the WAA website and social media channels to learn more. Follow Wreaths Across America on Facebook at and on Twitter at