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

Welcome to the Long Island National Cemetery 's Wreaths Across America. 

On December 16, 2023 at 12:00 pm, Wreaths Across America will be at Long Island 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. 

Our ceremony takes place at 12:00PM.  Please arrive early as we've had over 3,000 participants at last years ceremony and wreath laying.  After our ceremony, we will be laying over 35,000 wreaths to honor our veterans.

Thank you so much for supporting Long Island National Cemetery and Wreaths Across America!

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

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

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The Last To Fall

Serve and Succeed: The story of Black Quartermasters in WWII from Joseph Reagan, the Director of Military and Veterans Outreach for Wreaths Across America...

Wreaths Across America's Trucking Tributes Presents Jack Hart with Everhart Transportation, Inc.

“Everyone up there treated us like kings and queens, and they fed us even before we went to load."...

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A Tribute
by Barbara Twomey for Liam F. Twomey Liam F. Twomey, Born 09/27/43, Passed On 11/18/20, Honored by Long Island National Cemetery

Liam F. Twomey Liam F. Twomey
proud of the loving family man
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In Memoriam
by Michelle Dodd-Gould - michelledoddgould@gmail.com
Donald Gould, Army
In memory of my father-in-law, proud husband of Patricia and proud father of Nicholas, Vietnam veteran Donald Theodore Gould, US Army
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Ceremony Details

Location Information

Long Island National Cemetery (NYLINC)
2040 Wellwood Ave
Farmingdale, NY 11735, United States

340,000
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December 16, 2023 at 12:00 pm

Harold Rathsam, Sherry L Hazelett

Directions to Cemetery


WE'RE BACK!!!!!!

Our Wreath Laying once again will take place within Long Island National Cemetery.  

The tractor trailers will be loaded and the wreaths will be stationed at specified locations PRIOR to our noon ceremony.  The wreaths WILL NOT be placed until after our ceremony which takes place at noon on December 17th.  The ceremony will take place near section R and the DSS (Distinguished Service Section).  After our ceremony which takes place for approximately a half hour, all the volunteers will place the wreaths within the specified locations.


Parking Instructions

Parking will be on any of the numbered rows within the cemetery.  There will be signs for you to go and where to park.  Please remember to get there early since Parking will be at a premium.

Ceremony and Volunteer Information

We are happy that you are willing to help with our Wreath Across America ceremony at Long Island National Cemetery . Please do not forget to register to volunteer! That way you will get all updates about the cemetery itself.

Our ceremony will take place at noon and wreath laying will start shortly after that around 12:30pm. Wreaths will be in boxes at the assigned areas throughout the cemetery. Maps will be provided to show where to place the wreaths at the cemetery.


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.

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

Northrop Grumman Supported by VERITAS and Corporate Citizenship

Welcome to Northrop Grumman Supported by VERITAS and Corporate Citizenship! Our location fundraising group is proud to support Arlington 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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American Legion Auxiliary Merrick Unit #1282 (NY0049P)

Welcome to American Legion Auxiliary Merrick Unit #1282 (NY0049P)! Our location fundraising group is proud to support Long Island 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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