Governor Abbott Participates In Wreaths Across America Ceremony At Texas State Cemetery

December 15, 2018 | Austin, Texas | Press Release

Governor Greg Abbott today delivered remarks at a Wreaths Across America ceremony honoring Texas veterans at the Texas State Cemetery. The ceremony was held as part of the annual National Wreaths Across America Day, and it is the third year in which the Texas State Cemetery, and Governor Abbott, have participated.

"I am honored to lay wreaths at the final resting places of Texans who received the Medal of Honor for their acts of valor in service to our country," said Governor Abbott. "We owe a debt to our heroes that we can never fully repay, but it is our duty to teach the next generation of Americans about the freedoms that they fought and died for."

Wreaths Across America is a non-profit organization founded in 2007 to honor fallen heroes across the nation, work with local veterans organizations and teach younger generations about the value of their freedoms secured by the sacrifices of the United States Armed Forces.