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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/

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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 December 15th at the cemetery.

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Personal Message
by Robin Gruter

MIss you Uncle Phil
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In Honor Of
by Arthur A.

BARNEY, YOU ALWAYS SERVED YOUR FAMILY,YOUR COUNTRY AND "YOUR" VETS HONORABLY
Check out 46 "Remember" recent messages from our supporters. Click "View Remember Wall" to see them all.

Ceremony Details

Location Information

Arlington National Cemetery (ARLING)
Arlington National Cemetery
Memorial Drive
Fort Myer, VA 22211
Click here for the Arlington National Cemetery Page

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Saturday, December 15, 2018
8:00 AM

Amber C.,Logan S.,Wayne H.,Wreaths 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.

Parking Instructions

Use Metro to Access the Cemetery

Due to anticipated congestion at the Arlington National Cemetery Metro stop, recommend exiting via the Rosslyn and Pentagon Metro stops and walking to the cemetery. From these locations it is a short 15-minute walk to one of the cemetery entrances. If taking the Rosslyn exit, recommend using the cemetery’s Ord & Weitzel gate by walking along the North Meade Street sidewalks. If taking the Pentagon exit, recommend using the cemetery’s South Gate entrance.

Pentagon Parking

General public parking will be available at the Pentagon North Parking Lot (Lanes 50-60), South Parking Lot (Lanes 1-18) and the Pentagon City Mall parking garage (small fee associated). There will be volunteers and signage positioned in the parking lots guiding visitors to walk to the nearest cemetery entrances. For those parking in Pentagon South Parking and Pentagon City Mall Parking garage, 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.

Family Pass Holders

The Arlington National Cemetery Welcome Center parking garage will ONLY be available to ANC Family Pass holders who pre-register on a first-come, first-served basis. ANC will publish a registration system on Dec. 1. Those who pre-register will need to provide their family pass and confirmation email and will need to go to Pentagon North parking lanes 61-63 beginning at 7 a.m. They will then be escorted by law enforcement into the cemetery's Welcome Center parking garage. Once all spaces are filled (600 available), all family pass holders will need to park at the Pentagon's North or South Parking Lot and walk to the cemetery. There is no vehicle access on Memorial Ave. and significant road closures in and around the main entrance. Visitors attempting to gain access to Memorial Ave. and park in the parking garage without pre-registration will be directed by law enforcement to park at the Pentagon.

For the latest information and driving directions to Pentagon North and South Parking, visit www.arlingtoncemetery.mil.



Ceremony and Volunteer Information

Event Details

The Arlington National Cemetery gates (Main Entrance, Southgate, Ord & Weitzel, and Old Post Chapel) will open to the public at 8 a.m. All visitors must pass through the cemetery’s security screening process before entering the cemetery. 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.

Our Locations

Welcome to Arlington National Cemetery (ARLING) and thank you deeply for helping us with our goal to honor as many veterans as possible on Wreaths Across America Day, Saturday, December 15, 2018. Please click "View" to learn more about our effort or to volunteer to help or click "Sponsor" to purchase wreaths that will be laid on the graves of our fallen heroes by our loyal volunteers....