Community invited to lay wreaths at Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery


The Friends of the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery will lay more than 8,000 holiday wreaths at Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery this Saturday.

The event will take place at 10:00 a.m., and the public is encouraged to participate.

The event will begin with a ceremony at the assembly area. LTG Paul Funk, Commanding General of III Corps and Fort Hood, will be the honored speaker.

At the conclusion of the ceremony, family and friends of those buried at the cemetery will lay wreaths for their loved ones first. Volunteers will then lay wreaths at all remaining graves.

Participants are encouraged to use the park and ride system to avoid traffic and long parking lines. Parking is at Texas A&M University – Central Texas on SH 201. Buses will run every ten minutes from 8:00 a.m. to noon transporting passengers to and from the cemetery.

Motorcyclists can also participate in the wreath escort to the cemetery. Riders should meet at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday at the Killeen Special Events Center, located at 3301 S. W.S. Young Drive.

For more information on supporting the Wreath Project, you can visit

Source: City of Killeen

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