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

Welcome to the Columbia Gardens Cemetery's Wreaths Across America Page. 

On December 14, 2024 at 09:00 am (Wreath Placement Immediately Following Ceremony), Wreaths Across America will be at Columbia Gardens 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.

Please help our location lay wreaths at as many graves as possible by clicking the red "Sponsor" button. Or, if you would like to volunteer to participate in the wreath laying ceremony, please click the “Volunteer” button next to the cemetery name below, and don't forget to click the "Invite" button to invite your friends and family to join you. 

Thank you so much for supporting Columbia Gardens Cemetery and Wreaths Across America!

Sponsor Wreaths

Click "Sponsor Wreaths" to sponsor a wreath and help us reach our goal of honoring every veteran at the cemetery.

Volunteer

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

Invite

Click here to spread the word encourage your friends to sponsor, volunteer or keep up with our news.

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In Memory Of
by Catherine Elwell for Lorimer D. Elwell, Jr., Army, Honored by Columbia Gardens Cemetery

Lorimer D. Elwell, Jr., Father, and Jerome H. Elwell, Uncle, both of whom served in the Post-World War II Army

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In Memory Of
by Kimberly Williams for Richard Utyro, Navy, EM3, Born 01/17/43, Passed On 08/21/21, Honored by Columbia Gardens Cemetery

We love you Dad/Grandpa

Check out 32 "Remember" recent messages from our supporters. Click "View Remember Wall" to see them all.

Location Information

VACOLU - Columbia Gardens Cemetery
3411 Arlington Blvd
Arlington, VA 22201-1350, United States

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December 14, 2024 at 09:00 am (Wreath Placement Immediately Following Ceremony)

Annie Brooks, Doug Baroga, Walter Frankland

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

There is plenty of parking at this cemetery, so feel free to park in any available spot.

Ceremony and Volunteer Information

We are happy that you are willing to help with our Wreath Across America ceremony at Columbia Gardens 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.

Local Groups Supporting Us

VA0841 - Thomas Nelson Chapter NSDAR

Welcome to VA0841 - Thomas Nelson Chapter NSDAR! Our location Sponsorship Group is proud to support Columbia Gardens Cemetery and to help honor and remember as many veterans as possible. Please click "View" to learn more about our effort and then click "Volunteer" to join us for National Wreaths Across America Day. Thank you so much!

VA0019P - Arlington House Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution

Welcome. Our group is proud to support Arlington National Cemetery  and Columbia Gardens Cemetery  to help honor and remember as many veterans as possible. Please click "View" to learn more about our effort and then click "Volunteer" to join us for the wreath laying ceremony planned for December 17, 2022. Thank you so much!

4 groups support us. Click "View Our Groups" to see them all.