REMEMBER the Fallen. . . HONOR those who Serve. . . TEACH our children the value of Freedom.
Welcome to the US Soldiers' & Airmen's Home National Cemetery 's Wreaths Across America Page.
The US Soldiers' and Airmen's Home National Cemetery is our first national cemetery. It was established in July 1861, for the burial of U.S. soldiers and officers. The first burials in this cemetery were made on August third, 1861. The cemetery is currently nearly 16 acres in size and is the resting place for 21 Medal of Honor recipients. Currently, 14,000 veterans are buried here.
We will be holding our ceremony at 12:00 Noon with wreath placement to follow immediately after at approx 12:30 PM. Please note, when you place the wreath please have the bow at the top, read the veterans name aloud, and take a moment to reflect.
Thank you to all those involved in working together to reach our goal. 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.
Please help our location lay wreaths at as many graves as possible by clicking the red "Sponsor" button.
Thank you so much for supporting US Soldiers' & Airmen's Home National Cemetery and Wreaths Across America!
Wreaths Across America's Trucking Tributes Presents Don Queeney
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by Shawn Johnson
by Shawn Johnson
21 Harewood Rd NW
Washington, DC 20011
Directions to Cemetery
Search 'Soldiers Home Cemetery, Washington, DC' in your navigation system. The cemetery is on the corner of North Capitol Street and Harewood Road.
When you arrive, please follow the people and signs to the site of the ceremony itself. Please be advised that you may be directed to overflow parking once the cemetery fills up, so allow for extra time.
Parking InstructionsPlease follow the directions of the parking attendants and park as close as possible to the vehicle in front of you. Overflow parking may be available at Rock Creek Cemetery nearby.
Ceremony and Volunteer Information
We are happy that you are willing to help with our Wreath Across America ceremony at US Soldiers' & Airmen's Home 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.
- 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.