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

Welcome to the RIA Remembrance Wreaths (IA0056) WAA page.    We have chosen the "3 for 2" option of sponsorship which provides three wreaths for every two wreaths sponsored.   

On December 14, 2024 (Wreath Placement Immediately Following Ceremony), at 11:00 am RIA Remembrance Wreaths (IA0056) will be helping Rock Island National Cemetery to Remember and Honor our veterans by laying Remembrance wreaths on the graves of our country's fallen heroes.

Please help us honor and remember as many fallen heroes as possible by sponsoring remembrance wreaths, volunteering on Wreaths Day, or inviting your family and friends to attend with you.

Thank you so much for supporting RIA Remembrance Wreaths (IA0056) and Wreaths Across America!

Sponsor Wreaths

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

Volunteer

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

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Location Information

ILRINR - Rock Island National Cemetery
Bldg 118
Rock Island Arsenal
Rock Island, IL 61299, United States
Click here for the Rock Island National Cemetery Page

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December 14, 2024 at 11:00 am (Wreath Placement Immediately Following Ceremony)

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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 Instructions

There is no parking lot on the Rock Island National Cemetery.  Park along the drive paths, but please be courteous to all in attendance.  Watch for individuals walking along the paths to the main flagpole which is the location for the ceremony.  Watch for children.  Wear your walking shoes and dress warm.

Ceremony and Volunteer Information

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

Here are some things to remember about the ceremony:

  • The ceremony for placement of wreaths, other than grave specific sponsored wreaths, will take place on Saturday, December 14, 2024 at 11:00 and community volunteers are needed and welcome to assist.
  • Grave specific wreath sponsorships are welcome at the Rock Island National Cemetery. These wreaths will be placed on Friday, December 13, 2024 between 1:00 & 3:00 pm. Volunteers will gladly place the grave specific wreaths if necessary. This is done so that we can make sure that grave specific requests are properly honored.
  • Everyone of all ages and backgrounds is welcome.
  • Please help ensure that all participants get the opportunity to place a wreath.  Please place only 1 or 2 wreaths at a time to make sure that all volunteers are able to place wreath(s).
  • Please follow the location coordinators instructions on where to place wreaths, as well as "how" they should be placed.    

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.

Our Locations

ILRINR - Rock Island National Cemetery

Welcome to the Rock Island National Cemetery and thank you deeply for helping us with our goal to honor as many veterans as possible on Wreaths Across America Day, December 14, 2024 (Wreath Placement Immediately Following Ceremony). Please click "View" to learn more about our effort or to volunteer to help or click "Sponsor" to purchase wreaths that will be laid on the graves of our fallen heroes by our loyal volunteers.