Wreaths Across America

Members of the Lt. Cmdr. Edward Lea, USN, Camp #2 attended the Wreaths Across America event held at Houston National Cemetery on Saturday, December 12, 2015. Click here to view the complete photo gallery of the event. Wreaths Across America has 1,000 cemeteries in the U.S. and 25 cemeteries overseas that participate in the annual program.

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Past Department Commander David LaBrot (right) and Camp Junior Vice Commander Michael Lance (left) lay wreaths at Houston National Cemetery

In spite of the rain, the Houston event was a big success. Over 10 cargo trucks filled with wreaths arrived for volunteers to lay across the graves of fallen soldiers. The number of volunteers continues to grow each year, as does the number of wreaths delivered thanks to generous donations by Houston residents and corporate sponsors.

Members of the Lea Camp have participated in the annual Wreaths Across America program at the Houston National Cemetery for the past 11 years. Houston is second only to Arlington in the number of veterans honored each year with wreaths laid at their final resting places.

Lea Camp was represented by Brothers Tom Eishen, David LaBrot, and Michael Lance. Joining them was Sarah Emma Seeyle Auxiliary Sister Linda LaBrot. Camp Brother John Loper and Karl Falken attended the ceremonies as volunteers with other organizations.