Local organization honors fallen veterans in Brazos Valley


COLLEGE STATION, Texas (KBTX) – Serving and veteran military personnel, families and other loved ones gathered to lay wreaths of remembrance on Saturday with wreaths across America’s Brazos Valley.

A ceremony was held at the Aggie Field of Honor, but wreaths were also laid at the other three cemeteries in Bryan-College Station as well as 17 cemeteries in the surrounding seven counties of the Brazos Valley.

When Wreaths Across America Brazos Valley launched in 2017, they deposited 117 crowns.

This year, 2,448 commemorative wreaths were laid on graves.

December 18 is National Crown Day across America and across the United States, at sea and abroad, wreath laying ceremonies have been held, according to the Wreaths Across America website. More than 2.4 million wreaths have been laid in cemeteries around the world, according to Ellen Fuller, volunteer co-chair of Wreaths Across America Brazos Valley.

“It’s not that we decorate graves, but that people come to reflect and renew and re-engage, that people are like ‘yes I want to have that feeling for other people,'” Fuller said.

In the future, Fuller wants to distribute more wreaths in more cemeteries. For more information on the organization and how you can give, click here.

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