(KCEN) -- When we think about our veterans, we always want to thank them for their service and give back in any way we can.
This morning the Killeen community gathered at the events center to decorate thousands of wreaths for the Veterans Cemetery.
This truck filled with over 4,000 wreaths was unloaded, and reloaded with decorated wreaths in less than an hour. Many hands make light work.
Connie Wells's father served as a Marine in World War II and is now buried at the cemetery. She says, although her dad didn't care much for the holidays, she proud to lay a wreath on his grave stone.
"It just makes you feel good, ya know you're giving back a little bit what they have done for you," Wells says.
Saturday morning was just the beginning. Once the wreaths are decorated they go back on the truck until next Saturday. Where they will be layed across graves at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery.
Cyd West of Wreaths for Vets says, "Some of them are soldier and war heroes or killed in war, others are family members, but as you know everybody in the family serves, not just the soldier."
"When this event started in 2006, the founders bought close to 300 wreaths out of pocket, today there are over 400 people here responsible for over 4,000 wreaths."
Of those 4,000 Connie will place hers where it matters most.
"To show him that we still care, that they are still in our hearts."
And in the hearts of every military family.
The wreaths display will be next Saturday the 24th at 10:00 A.M. at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery.