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Wreath Clean Up is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020. Volunteers needed! More information to come as details are confirmed.

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

Welcome to the Arlington National Cemetery Wreath’s Across America location page.

On Saturday, December 19, 2020, volunteers will lay 253,000 veterans’ wreaths at Arlington National Cemetery just outside our nation’s Capital. These wreaths symbolize a commitment to Remember and Honor 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.

As one of the largest national cemeteries in the United States, our goal of covering every veteran’s grave with a wreath is lofty and requires a team of dedicated volunteers. Please read more about how you can volunteer and contribute to the Wreaths Across America effort at Arlington National Cemetery:

1. Sponsor a wreath: Please help our location lay 253,000 veterans’ wreaths by clicking the “Sponsor” button at the top of this page.

2. Volunteer to lay wreaths: Participate in the wreath laying event on Saturday, December 19, 2020 at 12:00 PM, by clicking the “Volunteer” button at the top of this page.

3. Invite friends and family: Invite your friends and family to participate or join you in sponsoring a wreath by clicking the “Invite” button below.

4. Become a Key Volunteer: Commit to organizing and leading a team and other public volunteers on Wreaths Across America Day by emailing awpvols@wreathsacrossamerica.org.

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

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In Memoriam
by Patricia Wilson for Albon and Viola Wilson, Army, Tech 5, Honored by Arlington National Cemetery

Mom and Dad, We make this donation in your name. We love you and will miss you all the days of our lives. ~ Your Daughters... Barbara, Patty and Mary Beth
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In Memoriam
by Patricia Wilson for Albon and Viola Wilson, Army, Tech 5, Honored by Arlington National Cemetery

Mom and Dad, We make this donation in your name. We love you and will miss you all the days of our lives. ~ Your Daughters... Barbara, Patty and Mary Beth
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Ceremony Details

Location Information

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

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Saturday, December 19, 2020
12:00 PM

Amber C.,Michelle L.,Trish G.,Wayne H.,Wreaths Across A.

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: The traffic circle to Memorial Drive will be closed to motorists. No personal vehicles will be allowed into the cemetery.

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’s 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, recommend walking to the cemetery’s main entrance on Memorial Ave. by using the Route 27 pedestrian walkway. 

There will be additional parking lots available for volunteers at a reduced $7 per day rate, within walking distance to the cemetery. These garages are located at: 1616 Fort Myer Drive; 1300 Wilson Blvd.; and 1655 North Fort Myers Drive.


Family Pass Holders/Handicapped Placards

ONLY family pass holders and those with handicapped placards will be allowed to park in the ANC Welcome Center parking garage. 

Instructions: Family pass holders and those with handicapped plates/placards will need to go to Pentagon North Parking where their pass will be verified. They will then be directed to the ANC Welcome Center parking garage. Once the parking garage is full, drivers will be directed to other parking options.

Note: This is a change from last year. There is NO pre-registration required for family pass holder parking this year. 


Ride Share 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

Event Details

The Arlington National Cemetery gates – Main Entrance, South Gate and Ord & Weitzel – will open to the public at 8 a.m. All volunteers must pass through the cemetery’s security screening process before entering the cemetery.

Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall will be accessible to DoD ID card holders only; however, parking will be limited to the Tri Services parking lot located across from the Spates Community Center and Henderson Hall. Due to ongoing construction, the sole entry point to the cemetery from Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall will be the Old Post Chapel Gate.

There will be a brief opening ceremony inside the cemetery at the McClellan Gate at 8:30 a.m. General wreath placement will also begin at this time with the exception of those trucks in vicinity of the opening ceremony. They will begin wreath placements no later than 9 a.m.

Visit Arlington National Cemetery's website www.arlingtoncemetery.mil for regular updates about access and security.

Please follow the Wreaths Across America at Arlington National Cemetery Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ArlingtonWreaths/ for regular updates.

Local Groups Supporting Us

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 Saturday, December 19, 2020 at 12:00 PM. Thank you so much!

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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 Saturday, December 19, 2020. Thank you so much!

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