Organizer: 18,000 wreaths needed for Wreaths Across America

Knoxville, Tenn. (WVLT) -- "To see that green wreath with a red bow on those, to look across and see all of them covered is breathtaking," said Wreaths Across America representative Chris Albrecht.

The organization works every year to place wreaths on the graves of American war veterans in East Tennessee.

But making that goal a reality takes a lot of hard work and help from the community.

"That's going to require approximately 18,000 wreaths come Christmas time," Albrecht said.

Starting Friday, you can drop off locations at participating Food City locations.

You can also drop off American flags at these locations.


Friday, June 14 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday, June 15 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, June 16 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Food City at 420 Market St, Dayton 37331

Food City at 300 Market Drive, Lenoir City 37771

Food City at 5078 Clinton Hwy, Knoxville 37912

Food City at 9565 Middlebrook Pike, Knoxville 37931

Food City at 5801 Western Ave, Knoxville 37921

Food City at 2712 Loves Creek Rd, Knoxville 37924

Food City at 741 Dolly Parton Hwy, Sevierville 37864

Food City at 1610 W. Broadway, Maryville 37801

Food City at 284 Morrell Rd, Knoxville 37919

Food City at 5941 Kingston Pike, Knoxville 37919

Food City at 11501 Hardin Valley Rd, Knoxville 37932

Food City at 1199 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge 37830

Food City at 508 East Tri County Blvd, Oliver Springs 37840

Food City at 11503 Chapman Hwy, Seymour 37865

Food City at 7608 Mountain Grove, Knoxville 37920

Food City at 7202 Maynardville Hwy, Halls Center, Knoxville 37918

Food City at 7510 Ashville Hwy, Knoxville 37924

Food City at 4805 North Broadway, Knoxville 37918

Food City at 2339 Newport Hwy, Sevierville 37876

Food City at 2799 Hwy 72 North, Loudon 37774

Food City at 7350 Clinton Hwy, Powell 37849

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