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

Welcome to the Arkansas Run for the Fallen's Wreaths Across America Page. 

On Saturday, December 19, 2020, Arkansas Run for the Fallen will be helping Little Rock 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 Arkansas Run for the Fallen and Wreaths Across America!

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Ceremony Details

Location Information

Little Rock National Cemetery (ARLNCL)
2523 Springer Blvd
Little Rock, AR 72206
Click here for the Little Rock National Cemetery Page

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Saturday, December 19, 2020
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Directions to Cemetery

Little Rock National Cemetery is located at 2523 Springer Blvd, Little Rock, Arkansas

Parking Instructions

PARKING:
 
Prior to 0830, you may park at the END of East 26th Street in the reserved parking lot.
You will NOT be allowed to park on East 26th Street because we need all the room we can get, for the trucks. After the trucks arrive, the road will be blocked off and you will have to park near Kroger and walk towards the back of the cemetery where the ceremony will be held this year.
Also for safety reasons, the cemetery roads will be closed to vehicular traffic prior to, and during the event.

Ceremony and Volunteer Information

We are happy that you are willing to help with our Wreath Across America ceremony at Little Rock 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:

  • 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.


SCHEDULE FOR Saturday, December 19, 2020:

0715: Waste containers/stage set-up off of East 26th Street, near the rear cemetery entrance.

0800-0820: In conjunction with Arkansas Run for the Fallen, Arkansas Patriot Guard Riders and Rolling Thunder Chapter 1 AR, a flag line will be held to welcome the truck convoy bringing the wreaths. Briefing for the flag line will begin at 0820.

0830-0850: Flag line in place

0850-0900: Wreath convoy arrives at parking lot escorted by State Police, motorcycles and LEOs

0900-1045: Wreaths stationed on curbsides in sections “14, 15, 15A, 16, 17 and 18.” All boxes and trash will need to be policed up prior to 1045.

1100 Wreath Ceremony begins

PARKING:

Prior to 0830, you may park at the END of East 26th Street in the reserved parking lot.

You will NOT be allowed to park on East 26th Street because we need all the room we can get, for the trucks. After the trucks arrive, the road will be blocked off and you will have to park near Kroger and walk towards the back of the cemetery where the ceremony will be held this year.

Also for safety reasons, the cemetery roads will be closed to vehicular traffic prior to, and during the event.

As you arrive at the cemetery, you may notice some wreaths already placed on headstones. These are NOT live wreaths; therefore, they do not represent Wreaths Across America. They have either been brought out by family or another group. Wreaths Across America only places fresh balsam wreaths which will be placed AFTER the ceremony.

Volunteers are asked to stand in the flag line as the convoy arrives. After the trucks park, volunteers will then go to the predetermined sections to unload the wreaths from the utility trailers, unpack the wreaths and place them next to the curb, and then place the empty boxes back on the utility trailer.

Also, PLEASE make sure you sign in near the stage so that we can send you an appreciation letter for your time spent volunteering and to communicate with you about Wreaths Across America 2020. There will also be a place to contribute to the start of the 2020 campaign if anyone would like to do that.

At 11 AM the ceremony will begin near the rear entrance of the cemetery. Our special speaker this year will be Mrs. JoeAnn Taylor. She is the daughter of Navy Chief Boatswain mate Joe George, who received a Bronze Star with Valor for saving six sailors from the USS Arizona on December 7, 1941. I am sure that her words will inspire us in this mission to remember, honor, and teach.

Following the ceremony, family members will first be invited to place a wreath to honor their loved ones. At this time, we will ask volunteers to remain at the ceremony and give them a minute or two with their loved ones. Then, all volunteers will be given directions about the sections we will be honoring this year and will be dismissed.


Our Locations

Welcome to Little Rock National Cemetery (ARLNCL) and thank you deeply for helping us with our goal to honor as many veterans as possible on Wreaths Across America Day, Saturday, December 19, 2020. 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....

Welcome to Central Arkansas Cemeteries and thank you deeply for helping us with our goal to honor as many veterans as possible on Wreaths Across America Day.This is not your typical Wreaths Across America page, because it does not represent a single cemetery. Rather, it represents many cemeteries in the central Arkansas area where veterans and fallen military service members are buried. Arkansas Run for the Fallen is a 501c3 organization whose mission it to honor Arkansans who have died while serving our country. We made a commitment to do our best to insure that every hero that is honored in our memorial (www.arkansasrunforthefallen.org/heroes.php) receives a wreath, no matter where they are buried and that is why this location was formed. We also had requests from family members of veterans in the central Arkansas area for how they could purchase a remembrance wreath that they could personally deliver to a private cemetery and we found that this option works best for meeting that need.On Wreaths across America Day we will be participating in the ceremony at Little Rock National Cemetery. Please join us there to Remember, Honor, and Teach.Again, this page is only for wreaths that will be picked up on from our group located in Beebe If you need to pick it up on the 16th after the ceremony, we can bring the trailer of wreaths with us then too, just contact us to let us know and we will find a location in Little Rock to give you the wreath after the 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....

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