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REMEMBER the Fallen. . . HONOR those who Serve. . . TEACH our children the value of Freedom..

Help us honor and remember as many fallen heroes as possible by sponsoring a wreath.  Northrop Grumman will donate up to $10,000 to Wreaths Across America in honor of your donations.

Thank you on behalf of Northrop Grumman VERITAS and Corporate Citizenship.


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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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Volunteer

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

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In Honor Of
by Sandy Ardis-Buerhaus

A quiet man, strong and resilient with numerous medals and presidential awards who died of White Lung building the Liberty Ships at Bethlehem Steel after Normandy, The Ardennes Battle of the Bulge in Germany. A true American.
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Memory

Of our dear brother- in - law, uncle, and great uncle with heartfelt gratitude
Check out 16 "Remember" recent messages from our supporters. Click "View Remember Wall" to see them all.

Ceremony Details

Location Information

Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery Elwood (ILALNE)
20953 W Hoff Rd
Elwood, IL 60421
Click here for the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery Elwood Page

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Saturday, December 14, 2019
11:00 PM

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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

Parking is limited.  Please car pool if possible, arrive by 10.  Parking is only allowed on one side of the road.  Please do not park in grassy areas near sections where graves are. 

Ceremony and Volunteer Information

We are happy that you are willing to help with our Wreath Across America ceremony at Abraham Lincoln 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.
  • Ceremonies around the world will be starting at the same moment, so please be on time.
  • Please help ensure that all participants get the opportunity to place a wreath. Please only place one wreath at a time. And SAY THEIR NAME. 
  • Please follow the location coordinators instructions on where to place wreaths, as well as "how" they should be placed.
  • If handed a form the wreath has to be placed on that particular gravesite.
  • 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.
  • Clean up is always on MLK Day.  Starts around 9am, dress for weather and wear gloves. 

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.

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 14, 2019. 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....

Welcome to Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery  thank you deeply for helping us with our goal to honor as many veterans as possible on Wreaths Across America Day, December 14th 2019, 11am. 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....

We support 33 locations around the world. Click "View Our Locations" to see them all....