Lawrence J. “Mack” McCullar, committee member and Rider President of the Wreath Riders, was guest speaker at a recent Harker Heights Rotary Club meeting.
McCullar explained his organization as one that gives a voice to those who can’t speak any longer, such as those who paid the ultimate sacrifice in combat.
The Wreath Riders are closely associated with the Wreaths for Vets program and always provide leadership and support to any event that is in conjunction with the Friends of the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery.
The Wreath Riders are currently involved in a project being spearheaded by the Vision XXI 2016 Class to raise money to replace the wreaths that are placed each year on the headstones of those buried at the cemetery.
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About 5,000 wreaths need to be replaced at the cemetery. There are currently 8,000 interments at the cemetery site.
The Wreaths for Vets organization was able to secure a new truck this year. The old truck holds 7,500 wreaths and is full.
The new 18-wheeler trailer is now available and needs to be filled.
In other business, the Interact Club at Harker Heights High School was presented the Rotary International Presidential Citation.
President Katy Arey and club sponsor Stacey Stoll accepted the award on behalf of the club. Interact at HHHS has received the Presidential Citation all three years since it began.
The Harker Heights Rotary Club’s installation of officers took place June at Texas A&M University-Central Texas Warrior’s Hall Multi-Purpose Room.