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REMEMBER the fallen… HONOR those who serve… TEACH our children the value of freedom.

Welcome to the Wreaths Across America location page for Arlington National Cemetery.

As one of the largest veteran cemeteries in the United States, the goal of placing a wreath on every marker is lofty. Our volunteers are committed to Remembering and Honoring our nation’s veterans through the laying of wreaths on the graves of our country’s fallen heroes and the act of saying the name of each veteran aloud.

Please help Wreaths Across America reach our goal by sponsoring a veteran's wreath and register to join us on December 18th as we place the veterans' wreaths.

Note, those interested in placing wreaths on National Wreaths Across America Day - Saturday, Dec. 18, 2021 - MUST pre-register via the VOLUNTEER button on this page. Proof of pre-registration is required for entry into the cemetery.

On Sunday, Dec. 12, family pass holders will have a separate opportunity from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. to lay wreaths at their loved ones’ graves prior to public access. No registration is required for this specific day. Arlington National Cemetery will remain open to the public, however vehicle access and wreath distribution will be granted to family pass holders only. Family pass holder vehicles and pedestrians are encouraged to enter through the main entrance on Memorial Ave. 

Please bring a government issued photo ID for the initial security screening and note that face coverings are required indoors. Family pass holder vehicles may also enter at the Old Post Chapel gate, if you are a DoD ID card holder. Walking family pass holders may also enter through the Ord & Weitzel gate, closest to the Rosslyn metro stop. Wreaths will be distributed at the funeral queuing lanes, near the administration building to those with family passes in their possession. 

Thank you for supporting Wreaths Across America's efforts at Arlington National Cemetery!


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Ceremony Details

Location Information

Arlington National Cemetery (ARLING)
Arlington National Cemetery
Memorial Dr
Fort Myer, VA 22211


December 18, 2021 at 08:00 am

Amber Caron

Directions to Cemetery

Navigation systems do an adequate job finding the cemetery. When you arrive, please follow the people and signs to the site of the ceremony itself.

Note: Memorial Drive will be closed to motorists. No personal vehicles will be allowed into the cemetery. ONLY family pass holders and those with handicapped placards will be allowed to park in the ANC Welcome Center parking garage. 

Parking Instructions

Use Metro to Access the Cemetery

Due to anticipated congestion at the Arlington Cemetery Station, Metro recommends volunteers exit via the Rosslyn or Pentagon stations and walk to the cemetery. From these locations it is a short 15-minute walk to one of the cemetery entrances. If exiting at Rosslyn, you must enter the cemetery via the Ord & Weitzel gate by walking along the North Meade Street sidewalks. If exiting at the Pentagon, you must enter through the cemetery South Gate entrance. 

Pentagon Parking 

Limited general public parking will be available at the Pentagon North and South Parking lots. There will be Wreaths Across America volunteers and signage positioned in the parking lots guiding visitors to walk to the nearest cemetery entrances. For those parking in Pentagon South Parking, recommend walking to the cemetery’s South Gate entrance for screening and entry to the grounds. For those parking in Pentagon North Parking, there will be buses there to take you to the South Gate entrance area for drop off.

 Family Pass Holders/Handicapped Placards

Screening for Family Pass Holders and vehicles with handicapped placards will begin in the Pentagon North Parking lot at 6am. Approved vehicles will be released to park in the ANC Welcome Center parking garage. This garage will close at 7:30am and remain closed until ANC deems the area safe for vehicles to travel. ONLY family pass holders and those with handicapped placards will be allowed to park in the ANC Welcome Center parking garage. 


There will be no bus parking available at ANC or Pentagon Parking. Volunteers arriving by bus will need to be dropped off at a predetermined access point and park off site.

Rideshare Drop-off Locations

For those volunteers who plan to arrive via a ride share (i.e. Uber, Lyft), the drop off location is the Hayes lot (599-549 Army Navy Drive). From this point, volunteers will need to walk to the cemetery’s South Gate entrance. 


Ceremony and Volunteer Information

Thank you for your interest in helping place wreaths at Arlington this December 18th. All members of the public will be required to pre-register for this year’s event and show proof of registration upon arrival at the Cemetery on Wreaths Across America Day. Please click the VOLUNTEER button at the top of this page to register for the Gate of your choice.

Proof of registration will be required for every attendee/volunteer over the age of two – please bring confirmation in hand.

All registered visitors 16 years of age and older must present valid photo identification upon entering the cemetery. Per ANC, original documentation is required. Paper copies or cell phone photos of identification are not accepted. 

· Visitors 18 years of age and older must present a valid U.S. state or federal government-issued photo identification for entry. 

· Visitors 16 and 17 years old who do not have a U.S. state or federal government-issued photo identification may present official school-issued photo identification for entry. 

· Persons who are not U.S. citizens must present a valid passport or U.S. State Department-issued photo identification for entry.

Local Groups Supporting Us

Arkansas Run for the Fallen (AR0007P)

Welcome to Arkansas Run for the Fallen's efforts to support Wreaths across America! Our location fundraising group is proud to support Arkansas Veteran Cemeteries, including Little Rock National Cemetery, Fayetteville National Cemetery, the Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery at Birdeye and to help honor and remember as many veterans as possible. Please click "View" to learn more about our effort and then click "Volunteer" to join us for the wreath laying ceremony planned for Little Rock National Cemetery on December 18, 2021. Thank you so much!

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Honor Wreaths For Veterans

Welcome to Honor Wreaths For Veterans! Our location fundraising group is proud to support 11 cemeteries (9 National and 2 City Cemeteries) and to help honor and remember as many veterans as possible. Please click "View" to learn more about our effort and then click "Volunteer" to join us for the wreath laying ceremony planned for December 18, 2021 at 11:00 am. Thank you so much!

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