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

Welcome to the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery Wreaths Across America Page. 

On Dec 15th at 11am CST , Wreaths Across America will be at Elwood, IL.  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. If a grave specific is required please email Debbie at proudarmysis4@sbcglobal.net for a sponsorship form. 

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.  Arrive by 10 due to parking. Ceremony is at 11am and then we place any wreaths we have.

Thank you so much for supporting Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery and Wreaths Across America!

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Ceremony Details

Location Information

Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery Elwood (ILALNE)
20953 W Hoff Rd
Elwood, IL 60421

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Saturday, December 15, 2018
11:00 AM

Debbie B.

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.

Local Groups Supporting Us

Operation Care Package (IL0013P)

Welcome to Operation Care Package (IL0013P)! Our location fundraising group is proud to support Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery Elwood 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 the wreath laying ceremony planned for 12:00 PM on Saturday, December 15, 2018. Thank you so much!

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Honor Wreaths For Veterans

Welcome to Honor Wreaths For Veterans! Our location fundraising group is proud to support 11 cemeteries (9 National and 2 City Cemeteries) 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 the wreath laying ceremony planned for 11 am on December 15, 2018 . Thank you so much!

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