REMEMBER the Fallen. . . HONOR those who Serve. . . TEACH our children the value of Freedom.
Welcome to The Gary Sinise Foundation's Wreaths Across America Page.
The Mission of the Gary Sinise Foundation is to serve our nation by honoring our defenders, veterans, first responders, their families, and those in need. We do this by creating and supporting unique programs designed to entertain, educate, inspire, strengthen, and build communities.
The Gary Sinise Foundation was established under the philanthropic direction of a forty-year advocate for our nation's defenders, actor Gary Sinise. Its outreach supports those who sacrifice to defend our country: active duty, veterans, first responders, and their loved ones. While our mission is broad, we've created key programs to show gratitude for our American heroes through entertainment, family support, and acts of appreciation, these include: R.I.S.E. (Restoring Independence Supporting Empowerment); Gary Sinise & the Lt. Dan Band; Invincible Spirit Festivals; Relief & Resiliency Outreach; First Responders Outreach; Serving Heroes; Arts & Entertainment Outreach; Ambassador Council; Soaring Valor and most recently, Snowball Express.
To learn more about these programs and others, please visit www.garysinisefoundation.org/
When Like-Minded Missions Work Together
Civil Air Patrol's mission is to support America's communities with emergency response, diverse aviation and ground services, youth development and promotion of air, space and cyber power....
Life is a Journey Not a Destination
While Arlington was the destination for the wreaths, it was the experience of the journey down as part of the convoy and the opportunity to talk to individuals along the way or those waiting in line with me behind the trucks that will stay with me for life...
by Beth Crow for RONALD CROW, Air Force, Honored by Arlington National Cemetery
by Susan Malinowsky for Walter Malinowsky, Army, Honored by Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington National Cemetery
Fort Myer, VA 22211
Click here for the Arlington National Cemetery Page
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 is very restricted at Arlington National Cemetery during the ceremony. Only those with ANC family passes and/or valid handicap passes will be allowed to park in the ANC parking garage. More details will be posted as they are worked out. Please check back periodically for additional information.
Ceremony and Volunteer Information
We are happy that you are willing to help with our Wreath Across America ceremony at Arlington 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.
- The Opening Ceremony at Arlington is scheduled at 8:30 A.M and the Closing Ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown will take place at 12 Noon when many of the other ceremonies around the world will be starting, so please be on time.
- Please help ensure that all participants get the opportunity to place a wreath.
- 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.
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.