REMEMBER the Fallen. . . HONOR those who Serve. . . TEACH our children the value of Freedom.
Welcome to the Georgia National Cemetery 's Wreaths Across America Page.
On Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 12:00 PM, Wreaths Across America will be at Georgia National Cemetery to Remember and Honor our veterans through the laying of Remembrance wreaths on the graves of our country's fallen heroes and the act of saying the name of each and every veteran aloud.
We need your help to make sure we have enough wreaths to place one at every headstone and decorate the columbarium’s nicely.
WE NEED OVER 16,000 WREATHS FOR 2019
We will have the wreaths laying at 11:00 am. Then at 12 Noon we will have a brief ceremony in the assembly area honoring our heroes and their families.
We are expecting a large volunteer crowd. Parking is very limited in the cemetery. We are encouraging everyone to car pool or park off the side of the entrance street to the cemetery. I am also asking everyone to consider taking Uber/Lyft to the cemetery. We will have a van service picking up and dropping off at the entrance to the cemetery for those taking UBER/Lyft and those who are parking off the side of the entrance street to the cemetery.
If you are coming to assist with preparing the cemetery for the event, please arrive around 8:00 am. You may also contact Michael Kozar at email@example.com. Assistance will be needed with unloading the truck, unboxes and unwrapping the wreaths, staging them for wreaths placement, breaking down and removing the boxes.
If you are coming to lay wreaths, please be at the section by 10:45 am, Parking is very limited. The cemetery will be difficult to navigate through as we get closer to 10:45, so you may want to consider arriving early. We have enough wreaths for every headstone so if you are wanting to place a wreath at your loved one’s grave you will have the opportunity to do so. Since the niches in the columbarium are small, we have these areas decorated before-hand.
Each section will have three to four section leaders who will make an announcement a few minutes before 11 am regarding instructions for wreath laying followed by a prayer. The instructions will include you take only one wreath at a time.
After the wreath laying we ask that you head over to the assembly area for the noon ceremony. We plan to finish around 12:30.
Thank you so much for supporting Georgia National Cemetery and Wreaths Across America!
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1080 Veterans Cemetery Road
Canton, GA 30114
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.
Parking InstructionsThere is very limited parking at this cemetery. Please carpool or UBER/LYFT to the cemetery.
Ceremony and Volunteer Information
We are happy that you are willing to help with our Wreath Across America ceremony at Georgia National Cemetery . Please do not forget to register to volunteer! That way you will get all updates about the cemetery itself.
Here are some things to remember about the ceremony:
- Everyone of all ages and backgrounds is welcome.
- Please help ensure that all participants get the opportunity to place a wreath.
- Wreath laying will start at 11AM.
- The Ceremony will start at 12 Noon.
- Please follow the location coordinators instructions on where to place wreaths, as well as "how" they should be placed.
- We especially appreciate volunteers willing to help clean-up. Please check in with the location coordinator if you are interested in helping with the clean-up.
- PARKING IS TIGHT. WE SUGGEST PARKING IN TOWN AND TAKING UBER TO THE CEMETERY.
- We will be finished by 12:30 pm
The most important thing to remember is to have a wonderful experience participating in the ceremony and thank you so much for help Wreaths achieve our mission to remember, honor and teach.