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REMEMBER the Fallen. . . HONOR those who Serve, and their families . . TEACH our children the value and price of Freedom.  Welcome to the Indiantown Gap National Cemetery's Wreaths Across America Page.  Thank you for 

To date, 2020 has been a vastly different year in many ways, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has affected all communities across the country. For those locally who have participated in the Wreaths Across America (WAA) mission at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery (IGNC), the amended event will indeed look different, but accomplish the same goal as in years past, to Remember, Honor and Teach.  

As WAA’s Executive Director Karen Worcester said “Wreaths Across America Day 2020 will happen, however it will look much different.”

With that in mind, the planning for this year’s event has involved frequent communication and coordination with WAA – HQ, IGNC Administration, and the Volunteer Location Coordinator and Core Team of WAA-IGNC, and follows CDC recommended health and safety guidelines. The National Cemetery Administration governs what can/will happen at IGNC, along with the Administration of IGNC.

Saturday, December 19th, there will not be a live Ceremony this year. It will be pre-recorded and sent out to media stations, as well as be played on our Facebook page at noon ET, with a link on the Wreaths Across America Indiantown Gap Facebook page.

Due to crowd-size restrictions, wreath placement will also look a lot different. We are limited to the number of volunteers able to be on the Cemetery at one time. For that reason, the decision has been made to not open the wreath placement to the general public. Instead, wreath placement will be completed by yearly Wreath Distribution and Security Teams, along with Sponsorship Groups (first come, first served), to fill in time slots throughout the day, beginning at 7:00 AM.

Grave Specific wreaths will be available only on Wednesday, Dec. 16, Thursday, Dec. 17, and Friday, Dec. 18, from 9 am until 5 pm. WAA and IGNC ask that everyone adhere to the current CDC mask guidelines, and practice social distancing while picking up and placing your wreath(s) at your loved one’s grave. If you are not able to place your Grave Specific wreath, we will, as we have in the past, have someone place it on your behalf, and email a photograph to you. It’s important that you email wreathsindiantowngap@gmail.com to confirm your Grave Specific order, so we know where to email the photo.

After Grave Specific Wreaths are placed, each section will receive a number of wreaths, to be placed, at a minimum, in the front row(s) of each section. We are hopeful, that after two years of full coverage with a wreath on every grave, that would happen again in 2020. In the event there is not a wreath for every grave, a Penny Drive is being organized, so that a penny can be placed on any grave that doesn’t receive a wreath, as we say the veteran’s name, as we remember their life, service and sacrifice. Every name will be said – every veteran will be remembered.

Veteran wreath sponsorships for the 41,000 service members laid to wreath at IGNC are completely funded by private, personal, or corporate donations. Fundraising will continue through 2020 and each $15 wreath sponsored will be placed by a volunteer this December. Together, WAA and IGNC are committed to making sure that every veteran interred at IGNC, is Remembered, with or without a wreath, this December.

If you have a loved one buried at IGNC and wish for them to receive a wreath during this December, you are strongly encouraged to sponsor Grave Specific wreaths. There are several ways to sponsor a wreath.

• Facebook https://www.facebook.com/WAAIGNCPA Click on “Learn More”

• Online at www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/PAIGNA

• Reach out to wreathsindiantowngap@gmail.com with questions or to confirm your order.

Wreaths are expected to be received on Tuesday, Dec. 15, late afternoon, with the balance of wreaths to be delivered on Friday, Dec. 18. Volunteer callouts will be made on the WAA-IGNC Facebook page. All volunteers will be expected to follow any current CDC guidelines and restrictions in place.

Please direct all questions to wreathsindiantowngap@gmail.com. We are asking that the public not call the Cemetery directly.


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Ceremony Details

Location Information

Indiantown Gap National Cemetery (PAIGNA)
484 Indiantown Gap Road
Annville, PA 17003

42,144
41,000
10,420

December 19 at 12:00 pm, 2020

Becky K.,Betty Lou & Menno S.

Directions to Cemetery

To date, 2020 has been a vastly different year in many ways, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has affected all communities across the country. For those locally who have participated in the Wreaths Across America (WAA) mission at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery (IGNC), the amended event will indeed look different, but accomplish the same goal as in years past, to Remember, Honor and Teach.

As WAA’s Executive Director Karen Worcester said “Wreaths Across America Day 2020 will happen, however it will look much different.”

With that in mind, the planning for this year’s event has involved frequent communication and coordination with WAA – HQ, IGNC Administration, and the Volunteer Location Coordinator and Core Team of WAA-IGNC, and follows CDC recommended health and safety guidelines. The National Cemetery Administration governs what can/will happen at IGNC, along with the Administration of IGNC.

Saturday, December 19th, there will not be a live Ceremony this year. It will be pre-recorded and sent out to media stations, as well as be played on our Facebook page at noon ET, with a link on the Wreaths Across America Indiantown Gap Facebook page.



Parking Instructions

There will be no public ceremony or wreath laying on Saturday, December 19, 2020.

Please respect the guidelines and directions handed down to us as guests of Indiantown Gap National Cemetery.

All Grave Specific Requests which you wish you place yourself, must be picked up and placed on Wed 12/16, Thur 12/17, or Fri 12/18, where you can quietly visit your Loved One's grave(s), to place your wreath.


For more info email wreathsindiantowngap@gmail.com.

Ceremony and Volunteer Information

To date, 2020 has been a vastly different year in many ways, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has affected all communities across the country. For those locally who have participated in the Wreaths Across America (WAA) mission at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery (IGNC), the amended event will indeed look different, but accomplish the same goal as in years past, to Remember, Honor and Teach. 

As WAA’s Executive Director Karen Worcester said “Wreaths Across America Day 2020 will happen, however it will look much different.”  

With that in mind, the planning for this year’s event has involved frequent communication and coordination with WAA – HQ, IGNC Administration, and the Volunteer Location Coordinator and Core Team of WAA-IGNC, and follows CDC recommended health and safety guidelines. The National Cemetery Administration governs what can/will happen at IGNC, along with the Administration of IGNC.  

Saturday, December 19th, there will not be a live Ceremony this year. It will be pre-recorded and sent out to media stations, as well as be played on our Facebook page at noon ET, with a link on the Wreaths Across America Indiantown Gap Facebook page. 

Due to crowd-size restrictions, wreath placement will also look a lot different. We are limited to the number of volunteers able to be on the Cemetery at one time. For that reason, the decision has been made to not open the wreath placement to the general public. Instead, wreath placement will be completed by yearly Wreath Distribution and Security Teams, along with Sponsorship Groups (first come, first served), to fill in time slots throughout the day, beginning at 7:00 AM. 

Grave Specific wreaths will be available only on Wednesday, Dec. 16, Thursday, Dec. 17, and Friday, Dec. 18, from 9 am until 5 pm. WAA and IGNC ask that everyone adhere to the current CDC mask guidelines, and practice social distancing while picking up and placing your wreath(s) at your loved one’s grave. If you are not able to place your Grave Specific wreath, we will, as we have in the past, have someone place it on your behalf, and email a photograph to you. It’s important that you email wreathsindiantowngap@gmail.com to confirm your Grave Specific order, so we know where to email the photo.

After Grave Specific Wreaths are placed, each section will receive a number of wreaths, to be placed, at a minimum, in the front row(s) of each section. We are hopeful, that after two years of full coverage with a wreath on every grave, that would happen again in 2020. In the event there is not a wreath for every grave, a Penny Drive is being organized, so that a penny can be placed on any grave that doesn’t receive a wreath, as we say the veteran’s name, as we remember their life, service and sacrifice. Every name will be said – every veteran will be remembered.

Local Groups Supporting Us

Boy Scout Troop 64

Welcome to Boy Scout Troop 64's Wreath sponsorship page! Our location fundraising group is proud to support Indiantown Gap 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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39 With Honor (PA0317)

Welcome to 39 With Honor! Our location fundraising group is proud to support Indiantown Gap 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 the wreath laying ceremony planned for 12:00 pm on %December 18, 2019%. Thank you so much!

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