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Local Veterans Prepare to Lay 700 Wreaths on Soldiers' Graves in Texoma

What started as a show of respect for two fallen veterans buried in a Texoma cemetery in 2010 has snowballed into something so much more.
What started as a show of respect for two fallen veterans buried in a Texoma cemetery in 2010 has snowballed into something so much more.

A local organization has taken on the task of laying nearly 700 wreaths on the graves of veterans this weekend.

On Friday evening, members of Wreaths For Veterans started preparing the wreaths with bows.

This weekend, volunteers will head out to Windthorst, Holliday, East Lawn, Petrolia and Byers cemeteries to place wreaths on the graves of fallen soldiers.

Ray 'Tex' Calvert, a member of Wreaths For Veterans, says it is extremely important to remember those who gave it all for this country.

"A lot of them are forgotten," Calvert says. "There's no one left. We have a World War I veterans that we're putting wreaths on their graves tomorrow and they probably have nobody left, not an immediate family anyway, so it is our way to show them a little bit of honor to them."

Calvert says if they have wreaths left over after visiting the five scheduled cemeteries, they will take them to the Wichita County cemetery and place them on veterans' graves there.
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