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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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Sponsor Wreaths

Click "Sponsor Wreaths" to sponsor a wreath and help us reach our goal of honoring every veteran at the cemetery.

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Click here if you would like to participate in the wreath laying ceremony on Wreaths Day at the cemetery.

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Personal Message for John Jastrzebski, Army, Private first class, Born 12/12/22, Passed On 12/17/44, Honored by Arlington National Cemetery

Thank you Uncle Johnny. You gave up all of your tomorrows for all of our todays.
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Personal Message for John Jastrzebski, Army, Private first class, Born 12/12/22, Passed On 12/17/44, Honored by Arlington National Cemetery

Thank you Uncle Johnny. You gave up all of your tomorrows for all of our todays.
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Ceremony Details

Location Information

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

255,112
255,112
114,618

December 18, 2021 at 08:00 am

Amber Caron, Jim Ray

Directions to Cemetery

There are three access gates available to registered volunteers. 

1) South Gate: Located at the end of South Gate Road, accessible from Columbia Pike and adjacent to the US Air Force Memorial. Is a 15-minute walk from the Pentagon Metro stop; walk west on Columbia Pike, under the Rte. 27 overpass and up to the intersection of Columbia Pike and S. Joyce St.

2) ANC Main Entrance on Memorial Avenue: Located at the end of Memorial Avenue just west of Arlington Memorial Bridge and Potomac Park. It is a 5-minute walk from the Arlington Cemetery Metro stop; walk west on Memorial Avenue.

3) Ord & Weitzel Gate: Located on the north side of the cemetery near the US Marine Corps Memorial (Iwo Jima). It is a 15-minute walk from the Rosslyn Metro stop; walk south on N. Meade St., across Arlington Blvd., and through the US Marine Corps Memorial park.

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

ADA Accessibility:

There is no vehicle access inside the cemetery. The ANC Parking Garage will be reserved for handicap parking only.

To access the ANC Parking Garage, drivers must first go to the Pentagon North Parking Lot and present a handicapped license plate. Drivers will then be escorted to the garage. This ADA accessible access point for parking is only available until 7:30 a.m.

After 7:30 a.m. or until the ANC parking garage is full, then ADA accessible volunteers should park in either the Pentagon North Parking Lot or the Pentagon South Parking Lot. There will be Metro shuttles from the Pentagon Metro stop and the Pentagon North Parking Lot to the South Gate entrance. If you choose to follow this option, then please register for the volunteer entry at the South Gate entrance.


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Use Metro to Access the Cemetery

Please be prepared for increased travel patterns. We encourage you to take public transportation, but please note that there may be some delays on Metro due to reduced service levels. Please exit through the same gate you entered.

The best option is to take the Metro stop closest to the gate you registered at: Pentagon Metro for South Gate, Arlington Cemetery Metro for the main entrance, and Rosslyn Metro for Ord & Weitzel Gate. 

Customers traveling to the event on Metro are encouraged to purchase fare ahead of time. The best option to avoid lines, is SmarTrip mobile pay (https://wmata.com/fares/MobilePay/index.cfm). 

Download the SmarTrip app for iOS or Android to transfer an existing SmarTrip card to your mobile device or purchase a mobile SmarTrip card ($2 card fee applies). Add enough value for your round-trip travel or buy a One-Day Pass for $13.

Pentagon Parking 

Parking will be available in the Pentagon South Parking Lot and Pentagon North Parking Lot. As this is a walking event, please prepare to walk to your registered gate from your Metro or parking location. The ANC Parking Garage will be reserved for handicap parking only. 

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.

Handicapped Placards

Screening for 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 those with handicapped placards will be allowed to park in the ANC Welcome Center parking garage. 

Buses

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

If you choose to arrive by rideshare (Uber or Lyft), the drop off and pick up location is at the Hayes Lot in Pentagon City (1100 S Hayes St.). 

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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