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SGVHV Participates in Wreath for Vets Preparation

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Star Group Veterans Helping Veterans led by our new SGVHV LEAD TEAM and many others volunteers helped prepare and sort the thousands of wreaths that will be placed on gravesites next Saturday, November 30, 2019 at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery.
We were part of the Copperas Cove Team, led by Ms Diane Campbell. 

“Our community comes together to pay the ultimate and the respect to the soldiers buried out at the cemetery," Naomi Roupe said.  Roupe, a Gold Star representative for Wreaths for Vets, says this year the group is expecting over 8,000 gravesites that will need to be filled. Volunteers help make the process a lot easier.

Included in the hundreds of volunteers were those who have also served in the military and their families.  This is another way to give back  

“As they say, some gave some, some gave it all. We want to be able to give back to those. We also encounter the families that are there. We are able to give them a nice big hug and say ‘we are still with you’ and give them a smile and help them carry on for the rest of the year,"  Sylvia Gavin said. 


Ms Shine was presented with a personal quilt with several of the previous TShirts/Logos

From adults to children, every age group was represented inside the events center. 

The annual wreath laying ceremony will start at 10 a.m. on Nov. 30th.  Volunteers are needed to help disperse wreaths at the cemetery.

 

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