Organizers with Wreaths Across Chattanooga still need donations, volunteers
Organizers with Wreaths Across Chattanooga plan to set another record this year.
On December 14th, people will gather to lay wreaths on the graves at the Chattanooga National Cemetery.
It's part of the National Wreaths Across America Day, where more than 1,500 wreath-laying ceremonies will be held across the country.
Mickey McCamish, retired U.S. Navy caption, is chair of Wreaths Across Chattanooga.
He said this is a special opportunity for the community.
"Remember all of the fallen veterans, the ones that have given their lives and then its also to honor all who have served and then there is a teaching opportunity, teaching the value to all of us," McCamish said.
This year organizers have already raised $125,000, which is enough for 12,500 wreaths.
It's a record compared to the 10,000 wreaths they had at last year's ceremony.
The wreath-laying program will be held at Chattanooga National Cemetery on Saturday, December 14, 2019, at noon.
Trucks loaded with wreaths will arrive at the cemetery at 9:00 a.m.
McCamish said they still need volunteers to help lay wreaths after the ceremony.
"We would love to have as many as possible come out and volunteer and help us place these 12,500 on the graves at Chattanooga National," McCamish said.
He said they want to have a parade marshall at next year's event.