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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 December 17, 2022, by volunteering to lay wreaths with friends and family!

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

1. Sponsor a Remembrance Wreath

Each wreath sponsored on this page will benefit the families of America's fallen military heroes through TAPS. Wreaths must be ordered by November 29, 2022, to ensure placement on National Wreaths Across America Day.  

2. Volunteer to Lay Wreaths on National Wreath 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 sacrifice and service our volunteer military members make to keep us safe. 

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

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Ceremony Details

Location Information

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

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257,000
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December 17, 2022 at 08:00 am

Logan Staples, Amber Caron, Wayne Hanson

Directions to Cemetery

The following information was for 2021 participation. Check back in early Fall 2022 for details for this year's event.

There are three access gates available to registered volunteers. 

1) South Gate: Located at the end of South Gate Road, accessible from Columbia Pike and adjacent to the US Air Force Memorial. Is a 15-minute walk from the Pentagon Metro stop; walk west on Columbia Pike, under the Rte. 27 overpass and up to the intersection of Columbia Pike and S. Joyce St.

2) ANC Main Entrance on Memorial Avenue: 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; walk west on Memorial Avenue.

3) Ord & Weitzel Gate: Located on the north side of the cemetery near the US 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 US Marine Corps Memorial park.

Note: Memorial Drive will be closed to motorists. No personal vehicles will be allowed into the cemetery. ONLY those with handicapped placards will be allowed to park in the ANC Welcome Center parking garage. 

ADA Accessibility:

There is no vehicle access inside the cemetery. The ANC Parking Garage will be reserved for handicap parking only.

To access the ANC Parking Garage, drivers must first go to the Pentagon North Parking Lot and present a handicapped license plate. Drivers will then be escorted to the garage. This ADA accessible access point for parking is only available until 7:30 a.m.

After 7:30 a.m. or until the ANC parking garage is full, then ADA accessible volunteers should park in either the Pentagon North Parking Lot or the Pentagon South Parking Lot. There will be Metro shuttles from the Pentagon Metro stop and the Pentagon North Parking Lot to the South Gate entrance. If you choose to follow this option, then please register for the volunteer entry at the South Gate entrance.


Parking Instructions

To register click the VOLUNTEER button.  

Arlington National Cemetery will require registration of each volunteer for National Wreaths Across America Day. 

REGISTRATIONS are only valid for the specific gates and times indicated.  Each hour has a maximum number of entries. Once an hour nears capacity the next hour will be released for registration.

To ensure a timely entry into the cemetery, please have your registration readily available. We ask that each member in your party have their own registration. Once registration is shown, you will proceed through security screening for entry into the cemetery.

All visitors 16 years of age and older (pedestrians, drivers, and passengers) must present valid photo identification upon entering the cemetery. Original documentation is required. Paper copies or cell phone photos of identification are not accepted.

REMINDER: Sunday, Dec. 11 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.

PARKING INSTRUCTIONS

METRO

Due to anticipated congestion at the Arlington Cemetery Station, Metro recommends volunteers exit via the Rosslyn or Pentagon stations and walk 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. WMTA from Rosslyn Station to Marine Corp Memorial.

PENTAGON PARKING

Limited general public parking will be available at the Pentagon North and South Parking lots. There will be Wreaths Across America volunteers and signage positioned in the parking lots guiding visitors to walk to the nearest cemetery entrances. For those parking in Pentagon South Parking, recommend walking to the cemetery’s South Gate Road/Service Complex Gate entrance for screening and entry to the grounds. For those parking in Pentagon North Parking, there will be buses there to take you to the South Gate/Service Complex Gate entrance area for drop off.

FAMILY PASS HOLDERS & HANDICAPPED PARKING

Screening for Family Pass Holders and vehicles with handicapped placards will begin in the Pentagon North Parking lot at 6:00 am. Approved vehicles will be released to park in the ANC Welcome Center parking garage. This garage will close at 7:30 am and remain closed until ANC deems the area safe for vehicles to travel. ONLY family pass holders and those with handicapped placards will be allowed to park in the ANC Welcome Center parking garage.

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.

RIDESHARE AND DROP-OFF LOCATIONS

For those volunteers who plan to arrive via rideshare (i.e. Uber, Lyft), the drop-off location is the Hayes lot (599-549 Army Navy Drive). From this point, volunteers will need to walk to the cemetery’s South Gate/Service Complex entrance.

There is no vehicle access inside the cemetery. The ANC Parking Garage will be reserved for handicap parking only.

To access the ANC Parking Garage, drivers must first go to the Pentagon North Parking Lot and present a handicapped license plate. Drivers will then be escorted to the garage. This ADA-accessible access point for parking is only available until 7:30 a.m.

After 7:30 a.m. or until the ANC parking garage is full, then ADA accessible volunteers should park in either the Pentagon North Parking Lot or the Pentagon South Parking Lot. There will be Metro shuttles from the Pentagon Metro stop and the Pentagon North Parking Lot to the South Gate entrance. If you choose to follow this option, then please register for the volunteer entry at the South Gate/Service Complex entrance.

 

Ceremony and Volunteer Information

To register click the VOLUNTEER button.  

Arlington National Cemetery will require registration of each volunteer for National Wreaths Across America Day. 

REGISTRATIONS are only valid for the specific gates and times indicated. Each hour has a maximum number of entries. Once an hour nears capacity the next hour will be released for registration.

To ensure a timely entry into the cemetery, please have your registration readily available. We ask that each member in your party have their own registration. Once registration is shown, you will proceed through security screening for entry into the cemetery.

All visitors 16 years of age and older (pedestrians, drivers, and passengers) must present valid photo identification upon entering the cemetery. Original documentation is required. Paper copies or cell phone photos of identification are not accepted.

REMINDER: Sunday, Dec. 11 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.

PARKING INSTRUCTIONS

METRO

Due to anticipated congestion at the Arlington Cemetery Station, Metro recommends volunteers exit via the Rosslyn or Pentagon stations and walk 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. WMTA from Rosslyn Station to Marine Corp Memorial.

PENTAGON PARKING

Limited general public parking will be available at the Pentagon North and South Parking lots. There will be Wreaths Across America volunteers and signage positioned in the parking lots guiding visitors to walk to the nearest cemetery entrances. For those parking in Pentagon South Parking, recommend walking to the cemetery’s South Gate Road/Service Complex Gate entrance for screening and entry to the grounds. For those parking in Pentagon North Parking, there will be buses there to take you to the South Gate/Service Complex Gate entrance area for drop off.

FAMILY PASS HOLDERS & HANDICAPPED PARKING

Screening for Family Pass Holders and vehicles with handicapped placards will begin in the Pentagon North Parking lot at 6:00 am. Approved vehicles will be released to park in the ANC Welcome Center parking garage. This garage will close at 7:30 am and remain closed until ANC deems the area safe for vehicles to travel. ONLY family pass holders and those with handicapped placards will be allowed to park in the ANC Welcome Center parking garage.

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.

RIDESHARE AND DROP-OFF LOCATIONS

For those volunteers who plan to arrive via rideshare (i.e. Uber, Lyft), the drop-off location is the Hayes lot (599-549 Army Navy Drive). From this point, volunteers will need to walk to the cemetery’s South Gate/Service Complex entrance.

There is no vehicle access inside the cemetery. The ANC Parking Garage will be reserved for handicap parking only.

To access the ANC Parking Garage, drivers must first go to the Pentagon North Parking Lot and present a handicapped license plate. Drivers will then be escorted to the garage. This ADA-accessible access point for parking is only available until 7:30 a.m.

After 7:30 a.m. or until the ANC parking garage is full, then ADA accessible volunteers should park in either the Pentagon North Parking Lot or the Pentagon South Parking Lot. There will be Metro shuttles from the Pentagon Metro stop and the Pentagon North Parking Lot to the South Gate entrance. If you choose to follow this option, then please register for the volunteer entry at the South Gate/Service Complex entrance.

 

Our Locations

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 17, 2022 at 08:00 am as we place the veterans' wreaths....