Texas Trust Credit Union Participates in Wreaths Across America
ARLINGTON, Texas – December 12, 2019 – Texas Trust Credit Union is supporting Wreaths Across America with volunteer assistance and a monetary donation, helping to remember and honor deceased veterans who bravely served to keep America free.
Texas Trust raised $1,725 for wreaths to adorn graves of our country’s fallen heroes buried at the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery. The nationwide wreath laying ceremony is Saturday, December 14, when thousands of volunteers will place wreaths at military gravesites across the U.S.
A team of Texas Trust volunteers will take part in the event at the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, helping lay wreaths on the headstones of each of the 48,000 veterans buried there. Each veteran’s name will be recited, to honor and remember them for their service.
For Pat Jackson, a tenured Texas Trust employee, Wreaths Across America is a deeply personal and meaningful event for her family. Her husband, Navy Petty Officer Third Class Samuel K. Jackson, was buried at the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery in May 2017.
“My children and grandchildren place wreaths as a way to honor their father and grandfather and the thousands of others buried there that served our country. It is a great bonding experience and time of reflection about the true sacrifices these men and women made,” said Jackson.
Jackson continued, “Laying a wreath on the graves of these vets is a symbol of our appreciation for their service and our love for this country. Wreaths Across America allows my family to not only honor my husband, but to play a part in remembering all of our country’s vets and helping to teach the younger generation that our freedom has a price.”
About Wreaths Across America
Wreaths Across America is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded to continue and expand the annual wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery begun by Maine businessman Morrill Worcester in 1992. The organization’s mission – Remember, Honor, Teach – is carried out in part each year by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies in December at Arlington, as well as at hundreds of veterans’ cemeteries and other locations in all 50 states and beyond.
About Texas Trust Credit Union
Texas Trust Credit Union has been helping build brighter financial futures since its modest beginning in 1936. Today, the full-service credit union serves more than 118,000 members. With assets of more than $1.3 billion, Texas Trust is the 6th largest credit union in North Texas and the 17th largest in Texas. With a focus on the community, Texas Trust is creating a legacy of giving through generous financial donations that support local school programs and activities, non-profit organizations, and student scholarships; and by providing volunteer resources through its Community Unity team, which supports scores of charitable events each year. For more information, visit TexasTrustCU.org or follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/texastrustcu or Twitter at @texastrustcu.
Photo caption: Pat Jackson’s grandchildren at the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery where their grandfather, Navy Petty Officer Third Class Samuel K. Jackson, is buried. The Jackson family is one of several from Texas Trust that will place wreaths at military gravesites on Dec. 14 for the Wreaths Across America event.