On this Veteran’s Day weekend, do you find yourself trying to think of a way you can make someone’s day? Lift their spirits? Mayor Tim Burchett has a way you can help remember our Veterans that have already left us.
Its called Wreaths for Veterans. The plan is to be able to put a wreath on every headstone at three of Knoxville’s Veteran Cemeteries. The cemeteries are Old East Tennessee State Veteran Cemetery on Lyons View Pike, East Tennessee State Veteran’s Cemetery on Governor John Sevier Highway, and Knoxville National Cemetery on Tyson Street right behind Old Grey.
Even though a wreath for every headstone is the plan, we haven’t always been able to make it happen. Sometimes we get all of 2 cemeteries, but are left with only half of the funding needed for the last one and to me that’s just not fair! We need wreaths on ALL of our hero’s’ final resting places.
That’s why your go to girl is asking for YOUR help. I am the granddaughter of a hero that fought and was wounded in WWII. I am the wife of an Airman that fought in Iraq. I am so unbelievably proud to support our veterans and active duty military. My heart burns for our United States military and the families that support them.
$15 dollars is all it takes to sponsor a wreath, that’s it. It’s the same price as 3 days of starbucks coffee or bringing your lunch to work instead of eating out. That’s the only sacrifice you would have make to show you care and are thankful for the time and lives that were given.
If you are interested in donating, you can by sending your check to the following….
TO SUBMIT A CHECK: make the check out to Wreaths Across America and mail by Nov. 20 to:
City County Building
Attn: Knox County Mayor’s Office
400 Main Street, Suite 615
Knoxville, TN 37902
Or you can donate here. I for one LOVE that our Knox County Mayor thinks about everyone during the Christmas season…