John J. Hardy, Cmdr., USNR – May 26, 1922 – February 3, 2021
“Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth, put out my hand, and touched the face of God!”
A Fish Story Like None Other
For the last two years, retired veterans' wreaths have been collected and turned into fish habitat in Tygart Lake providing shelter from predators increasing their chances of maturing and spawning....
Wreaths Across America's Kid's Corner Presents Ellie Smith
Ellie continues to live up to their legacy in 2021, and someday Ellie would like to personally lay a veteran's wreath against her Grandpa Marshall Crews' headstone at Fort Logan National Cemetery in Colorado....
by Carolyn L.
by Carolyn L.
20953 W Hoff Rd
Elwood, IL 60421
Click here for the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery Elwood Page
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.
Parking InstructionsFor 2020 WAA there will be NO public ceremony due to COVID restrictions. All wreaths sponsored will be placed by limited volunteers.
Ceremony and Volunteer Information
All sponsored wreaths in 2020 will be placed throughout the day on December 16th-19th by limited volunteers.
All volunteer and wreath placement spots are full.
If you have special requests, please contact the volunteer Location Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org to make those arrangements
Please note, masks and gloves are required for this event.