Veteran’s Day November 11, 2018 marks the 100 year anniversary of the end of World War I, so we will honor over 2,200 Travis County WWI veterans by placing USA flags at their gravesites at 66 local cemeteries the week before Veteran’s Day. Stop by Austin area cemeteries Nov. 8-14th to recognize the service of the soldiers and nurses who were part of the Great War.
The lists of over 2,200 WWI veteran gravesites are on our website along with lists highlighting 130 Travis County soldiers and nurses who died during the war. Email us at TravisWW1@sachome.org with questions, suggestions, or additions to our WWI lists. We want to honor all Travis WWI vets, so any input or help is appreciated.
The Travis County WWI Centennial Committee would like to thank cemetery groups throughout Austin for allowing us to place the flags and the volunteers helping with the USA flags: Applied Materials LEAD (Leadership Encouraging Achievement through Diversity). AUSTINRAMP, BSA Troops 28, 395 & 8787, Daughters of the American Revolution (Andrew Carruthers, Austin Colony, Thankful Hubbard* Chapters), Independent Order of Odd Fellows*, Nurses, Save Austin’s Cemeteries, St. Edward’s Student Veterans Association, the University of Texas Sigma Chi Parents Club, Cemetery Preservation Supply LLC*, and Veterans Suicide Prevention Channel*. (*Also a financial sponsor)