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TAPS and Wreaths Across America have teamed up to honor those who served and died for our country.

Honor and remember our country’s fallen heroes by sponsoring a Remembrance Wreath that will be laid on the grave of a fallen service member or veteran.  Then join us on Saturday, December 14, 2024 (Wreath Placement Beginning at 8:00 AM), by volunteering to lay wreaths with friends and family!

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

1. Sponsor a Remembrance Wreath

Proceeds from each wreath sponsored on this page will go to support the families of America's fallen military heroes through TAPS. TAPS Families will gather in twelve cemeteries across the nation to place wreaths in honor of their loved ones and all of our nation's fallen heroes on National Wreaths Across America Day. Please consider sponsoring a wreath in one of those locations.  Wreaths must be ordered by November 28, 2023, to ensure placement on National Wreaths Across America Day.  

2. Volunteer to Lay Wreaths on National Wreaths Across America Day  

Click on the "Volunteer" link to sign up to lay wreaths at a location near you. National Wreaths Across America Day is an opportunity to acknowledge the value of freedom by honoring the service and sacrifice our military makes to keep us safe. 

If you are a surviving military family and would like to volunteer with TAPS on National Wreaths Across America Day, please email tapstogethers@taps.org.

ABOUT TAPS

The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) is the leading national organization providing compassionate care and survivor support services for the families of America’s fallen military heroes. Since 1994, TAPS has offered support to all those grieving the death of a military loved one through peer-based emotional support, connections with grief and trauma resources, grief seminars and retreats for adults, Good Grief Camps for children, casework assistance, connections to community-based care, online and in-person support groups and the 24/7 National Military Survivor Helpline, all at no cost to surviving families. For more information, please visit TAPS.org or call 202.588.TAPS (8277).

www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/taps

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.

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In Memory Of
by Kendra P. for Darrell Parker, Air Force, Honored by Arlington National Cemetery

Darrell Dean Parker for his honorable service to our country serving in the United States Air Force. Beloved husband to Sally Parker, father to Pam Parker-Guthridge (Jared) & Doug Parker (Kendra), and grandfather to Raymond Guthridge, Della Guthridge, and Kaedyn Parker.

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In Memory Of
by Deborah Bonn for Elizabeth Bonn, Navy, ENS, Served From 2004 to 2006, Born 01/25/82, Passed On 01/10/06, Honored by Arlington National Cemetery

Elizabeth A. Bonn, USN, Ens. Beth, you were and are the best daughter two parents could ever hope for. We are so proud of your dedication to your country, to the Navy, and to your family. Until we meet again. Blue skies and tailwinds forever.

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Location Information

ARLING - Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington National Cemetery
Memorial Dr
Fort Myer, VA 22211, United States
Click here for the Arlington National Cemetery Page

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December 14, 2024 at 12:00 pm (Wreath Placement Beginning at 8:00 AM)

Dan Mead, Wayne Hanson, Amber Caron

Directions to Cemetery

Cemetery Access Points

• We encourage volunteers to use all four of our entrances to access Arlington National Cemetery on December 16. The main Memorial Avenue entrance, Ord & Weitzel Gate, Service Complex Gate and Old Post Chapel Gates will all open to the public at 8 a.m. Old Post Chapel Gate is accessible to Department of Defense ID cardholders only. 

• ANC's main entrance is located at the end of Memorial Avenue, just west of Arlington Memorial Bridge and Potomac Park. It is a 5-minute walk from the Arlington Cemetery Metro stop.

• Ord & Weitzel Gate is located on the north side of the cemetery near the U.S. Marine Corps Memorial (Iwo Jima). It is a 15-minute walk from the Rosslyn Metro stop; walk south on N. Meade St., across Arlington Blvd., and through the U.S. Marine Corps Memorial Park.


Parking Instructions

To register click the VOLUNTEER button.  

Arlington National Cemetery will not require registration of each volunteer for National Wreaths Across America Day in 2023. 

PARKING INSTRUCTIONS

Metro

• We encourage volunteers to use Metro transportation. To avoid congestion at the Arlington National Cemetery stop, we recommend exiting via the Rosslyn or Pentagon stations and walking to the cemetery. From these locations, it is a short 15-minute walk to one of the cemetery entrances. 

• If exiting at Rosslyn, you must enter the cemetery via the Ord & Weitzel Gate by walking along the North Meade Street sidewalks. If exiting at the Pentagon, you must enter through the cemetery’s Service Complex Gate entrance by walking along North Rotary Road. 

• Metro will have free shuttles running from the Rosslyn station to the Ord & Weitzel Gate and from Pentagon North Parking to the service entrance. 

• Volunteers traveling to the event by Metro are encouraged to purchase fare ahead of time. The best option, to avoid lines, is SmarTrip mobile pay.

• Please refer to WMATA for metro service information and route planning.

Driving/Parking

• To ensure a safe and secure environment for our visitors and employees, there will be NO vehicular traffic permitted inside the cemetery for the duration of the event on December 16.

• Limited general public parking will be available at the Pentagon North and South parking lots. Wreaths Across America volunteers and signage will be positioned in the parking lots guiding visitors to walk to the nearest cemetery entrances.

• WAA will provide bus transportation from Pentagon North to drop-off locations east of the Service Complex Gate.

• For those parking in the Pentagon South lot, we recommend walking to the cemetery’s Service Complex entrance for screening and entry to the grounds. For those parking in the Pentagon North lot, we recommend walking to the cemetery’s main entrance on Memorial Avenue by using the Route 27 pedestrian walkway.

ADA Accessibility

• The ANC Welcome Center parking garage will be available for handicapped volunteers only from 6 a.m. to 7 a.m. After 7 a.m., drivers will be directed to other parking options. No more vehicles will be allowed to park in the parking garage. 

• Those with handicapped plates/placards will need to go to the Pentagon North parking lot, where their pass will be verified. They will then be directed to the ANC Welcome Center parking garage ?. 

• If the ANC parking garage is full, ADA-accessible volunteers should park in either the Pentagon North parking Lot or the Pentagon South parking lot. There will be WAA shuttles from Pentagon North Parking Lot to the Service Complex Gate entrance area. If you choose to follow this option, please register for the volunteer entry at the Service Complex.

BUSES

There will be no bus parking available at ANC or Pentagon Parking. Volunteers arriving by bus will need to be dropped off at a predetermined access point and park off-site.

Ride Share

For those volunteers who plan to arrive via a ride share (i.e., Uber, Lyft), the drop-off location is the Hayes lot in Pentagon City (1100 Hayes Street). From this point, volunteers will need to walk to the cemetery’s Service Complex Gate entrance.

 

Ceremony and Volunteer Information

To register click the VOLUNTEER button.  

Arlington National Cemetery will not require registration of each volunteer for National Wreaths Across America Day in 2023. 

REMINDER: Sunday, Dec. 10th is Family Pass Holder Day at Arlington. This is limited to Family Pass Holders only. NO registration is required for Family Pass Holder Day.

Arlington National Cemetery is the only participating cemetery where a Family Pass Holder Day is held in conjunction with WAA.

Family Pass Holders are people who have an immediate next of kin laid to rest at Arlington. If you have questions about criteria or how to become a FPH, please contact Arlington National Cemetery directly.

Several people have asked if other National Cemeteries offer Family Passes or a Family Pass Holder Day. Arlington National Cemetery is not part of the National Cemetery Administration, it is run by the Department of the Army. It is the only WAA participating cemetery where this week before placement happens.

For more information, please visit https://www.arlingtoncemetery.mil/WAA/Family-Pass-Holder-Day.

DoD ID Cardholders

• Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall will be accessible to DoD ID cardholders only. However, parking will be limited to the Tri Services parking lot located across from the Spates Community Center and Henderson Hall.

• This year, all other entrances to the cemetery (Memorial Avenue, Ord & Weitzel Gate and Service Complex Gate) will have designated DoD ID card holder lanes for security screening. 


Lodging Information

Discounted lodging information for volunteers can be found by contacting Vivian Cohencious at PlaceMakr at vcohencious@placemakr.com.

Our Locations

ARLING - Arlington National Cemetery

Welcome to the Wreaths Across America location page for Arlington National Cemetery. As one of the largest veteran cemeteries in the United States, the goal of placing a wreath on every marker is lofty. Our volunteers are committed to Remembering and Honoring 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 Wreaths Across America reach our goal by sponsoring a veteran's wreath and register to join us on December 14, 2024 at 12:00 pm (Wreath Placement Beginning at 8:00 AM) as we place the veterans' wreaths.

CASVND - Sacramento Valley National Cemetery

Welcome to CASVND - Sacramento Valley National Cemetery and thank you deeply for helping us with our goal to honor as many veterans as possible on Wreaths Across America Day, December 14, 2024 (Wreath Placement Immediately Following Ceremony). 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 12 locations around the world. Click "View Our Locations" to see them all.