Nov. 28 is final day to sponsor a wreath for America’s fallen heroes


UT Health San Antonio’s Staff Advisory Council is partnering with Wreaths Across America – San Antonio once again this year at a ceremony and wreath placement on the graves of America’s fallen heroes at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 16, at the Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, located at 1520 Harry Wurzbach Road, San Antonio, TX 78209. All community members are welcome.

A wreath can be ordered for a loved one laid to rest at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery or donated to someone who might not otherwise receive one. All online orders must be completed by Tuesday, Nov. 28, and can be completed here by clicking the Sponsor Wreaths” button.

Orders for wreaths start at $17 but there are several options. With more than 169,000 estimated headstones currently at the cemetery, the council asks the university community to consider donating a wreath this year.

Locating a gravesite

To locate the site and section of a specific grave, please click here. Once on the website, scroll down to Texas; select Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery from the cemetery drop-down menu; add your last and first name; and add a date of birth or death to narrow the search options.

Ceremony and volunteer information

Anyone who would like to volunteer for the wreath-laying ceremony or for cleanup afterward is welcome to register to volunteer by clicking here, and selecting the “Volunteer” button. Volunteers will receive updates about the ceremony.

Volunteer responsibilities: 

  • Ensure that all participants get the opportunity to place a wreath.
  • Follow the location coordinator’s instructions on where to place wreaths and how they should be placed.
  • Arrive at the event by 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 16.
  • Check in with the location coordinator at the event if interested in clean-up following the event.

For any questions, please email


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