Deadline approaches to sponsor wreaths for fallen veterans

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - As the holidays draw near, one organization has promised to remember our nation's fallen heroes by honoring their memory and teaching others about their sacrifice.

This will mark the fifth year for the Wreaths Across America ceremony at the Fort Jackson National Cemetery.

Organizers say a little more than 2,000 wreaths have been sponsored for the 2,500 graves at Fort Jackson National Cemetery. You can sponsor a wreath for $15 until next Monday, December 2nd.

Organizers and volunteers will work to lay a wreath on the grave of every US soldier at America's national cemeteries at more than 850 sites on December 14th.

Here in the Columbia, a ceremony will be held at Fort Jackson National Cemetery at 4170 Percival Rd. Columbia SC 29229 at Noon. Parking will be at the Blue Cross Blue Shield parking lot on Percival Rd. and shuttle buses will bring you into cemetery starting at 10:00am the morning of the ceremony.

Ahead of the national ceremony, there will also be a wreath-laying ceremony on Monday, December 9th at Noon at the Veterans Memorial on the SC State House grounds.

For more information on sponsoring a wreath email Carol Davis at or call (803) 739-2774. For more information on Wreaths Across America visit