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

Welcome to the Great Lakes National Cemetery 's Wreaths Across America Page. 

On Saturday, December 19, 2020 at 12:00 PM, Wreaths Across America will be at Great Lakes National 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. 

Ceremony:  Starts at 12pm Noon

Wreath Laying:  Will be immediately following the Ceremony

Parking:  NEW THIS YEAR!!! Parking will be off-site at local businesses on Holly Road with free MTA Shuttle service provided. Parking for the Wreaths Across America National Day was moved off-site for everyone's safety and to help minimize the traffic congestion in and around the cemetery. Additional instructions and maps will be available soon!

Parking at the cemetery will be limited to handicap vehicles. When the off-site parking lots are full, vehicles will be directed to the cemetery to park at the open area by the Main Entrance. 

Clean-Up Day:  Saturday, January 25, 2020 @ 10am (or whenever the volunteers arrive)

Thank you so much for supporting Great Lakes National Cemetery and Wreaths Across America!

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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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Invite

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


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by Laura N. for Rick Shaffner, Navy, Honored by Great Lakes National Cemetery

In loving memory of Rick Shaffner
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by Susan D Goga for John Goga, Army, Honored by Great Lakes National Cemetery

Merry Christmas to my darling husband and best friend in Heaven. I miss you so much. God has you in His loving arms and has taken away all your pain. Rest peacefully with your angel wings and know I am with you every day. I love you forever, my Honeybun.
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Ceremony Details

Location Information

Great Lakes National Cemetery (MIGLNH)
4200 Belford Rd
Holly, MI 48442

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Saturday, December 19, 2020
12:00 PM

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Directions to Cemetery

Navigation systems do an adequate job finding the cemetery. When you arrive, the ceremony with be at the Assembly Area, just south of the Administration Building.

Parking Instructions

NEW THIS YEAR!!!  Parking will be off-site at local businesses on Holly Road with free MTA Shuttle service provided.  Parking for the Wreaths Across America National Day was moved off-site for everyone's safety and to help minimize the traffic congestion in and around the cemetery.  Shuttle service from the off-site parking lots will begin at 9:30am and end at 3pm.

Parking at the cemetery will be limited to handicap vehicles.  When the off-site parking lots are full, vehicles will be directed to the cemetery to park at the open area by the Main Entrance.  

Ceremony and Volunteer Information

We are happy that you are willing to help with our Wreath Across America ceremony at Great Lakes 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.  Tentative Clean-Up Day is Saturday - January 26, 2019.
  • Ceremony starts at 12pm Noon
  • NEW THIS YEAR!!:  Wreath Laying will immediately follow the ceremony!
  • Arrive early and consider car-pooling with family or friends.
  • Remember!!!  We lay these wreaths to honor our veterans.  Please do not take or remove wreaths from the cemetery.

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

ELGA Credit Union (MI0183)

Welcome to ELGA Credit Union (MI0183)! Our location fundraising group is proud to support Great Lakes National 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!

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Matrix Expedited Great Lakes National Wreath Fund (MI0178)

Welcome to Matrix Expedited Great Lakes National Wreath Fund (MI0178)! Our location fundraising group is proud to support Great Lakes National 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!

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