Knox Co. mayor launches effort to place wreaths on vets' graves

Knox County mayor launches effort to place live wreaths on veterans' graves


KNOXVILLE (WATE) - Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett is launching a Wreaths Across America team to raise funds to help place live wreaths on the graves of veterans buried at the two East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery locations in Knox County.

A $15 sponsorship will pay for a wreath made of live greenery that will be placed on a veteran's grave at either the Lyons View Pike or Governor John Sevier Highway East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery locations.

More than 6,000 veterans are buried at the two locations.

Anyone wanting to sponsor a wreath can do so by visiting the Knox County website.  The organization is also offering a "three-for-two" sponsorship special, which means they will donate a wreath for every two that are sponsored.

Pilot Flying J has also agreed to help out with a sponsorship grant of up to $5,000.

The wreath sponsorship cutoff deadline is Dec. 2, and the wreaths will be placed on the graves on Dec. 14.

More information about the organization is also available online.

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