2021 So Far
161 Wreaths Sponsored
40.3% to Goal
239 To Go!

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 18, 2021, by volunteering to lay wreaths with friends and family!


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 30, 2021, 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. 


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 or call 202.588.TAPS (8277).


Sponsor Wreaths

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



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



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I love you and miss you, little brother. Now and forever.
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by Jonnah S. for James Spidel, Air Force, Major, Honored by Arlington National Cemetery

I love you and miss you, little brother. Now and forever.
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Ceremony Details

Location Information

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


December 18, 2021 at 08:00 am

Amber Caron

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.

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

Parking Instructions

Use Metro to Access the Cemetery

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. If exiting at the Pentagon, you must enter through the cemetery South Gate entrance. 

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 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 entrance area for drop off.

 Family Pass Holders/Handicapped Placards

Screening for Family Pass Holders and vehicles with handicapped placards will begin in the Pentagon North Parking lot at 6am. Approved vehicles will be released to park in the ANC Welcome Center parking garage. This garage will close at 7:30am 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. 


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 Drop-off Locations

For those volunteers who plan to arrive via a ride share (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 entrance. 


Ceremony and Volunteer Information

Thank you for your interest in helping place wreaths at Arlington this December 18th. All members of the public will be required to pre-register for this year’s event and show proof of registration upon arrival at the Cemetery on Wreaths Across America Day. Please click the VOLUNTEER button at the top of this page to register for the Gate of your choice.

Proof of registration will be required for every attendee/volunteer over the age of two – please bring confirmation in hand.

All registered visitors 16 years of age and older must present valid photo identification upon entering the cemetery. Per ANC, original documentation is required. Paper copies or cell phone photos of identification are not accepted. 

· Visitors 18 years of age and older must present a valid U.S. state or federal government-issued photo identification for entry. 

· Visitors 16 and 17 years old who do not have a U.S. state or federal government-issued photo identification may present official school-issued photo identification for entry. 

· Persons who are not U.S. citizens must present a valid passport or U.S. State Department-issued photo identification for entry.

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 18th as we place the veterans' wreaths....