REMEMBER the Fallen. . . HONOR those who Serve. . . TEACH our children the value of Freedom.
Welcome to the Chesapeake Parrot Head Club Wreaths Across America Page.
On Saturday, December 19, 2020 Chesapeake Parrot Head Club will be helping the Maryland Crownsville Veterans 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 the Chesapeake Parrot Head Club and Wreaths Across America!
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1122 Sunrise Beach Rd
Crownsville, MD 21032
Click here for the Crownsville Veterans' Cemetery 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.
Do not park on the grass. Allow enough space for a car to pass.
Ceremony and Volunteer Information
We are happy that you are willing to help with our Wreath Across America ceremony at Crownsville Veterans' Cemetery .
Here are some things to remember about the wreath laying, everyone is welcome.
- Please click on the red "Volunteer" button to register and get updates!
- People who do not wish to participate in the mass wreath laying after the ceremony are welcome to come to the cemetery from 8-10:30 on Saturday, December 18th to lay wreaths that have been sponsored for specific graves.
- The ceremony starts promptly at 12:00
- AS we anticipate a very large crowd, please CARPOOL and arrive early.
- We do not have seating for the ceremony.
- Instructions on where to place wreaths, as well as "how" they should be placed will be available upon entry.
- 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.
Viewing the Ceremony:
Grave Specific Requests:
We will have the wreaths laid out with your loved ones names on a piece of paper at the center of the cemetery. The grave will be flagged to prevent a volunteer from placing a wreath on their grave for you. Please return the flag to the chapel area.
A reminder that the ground can have low spots. Be careful and do not run. Also, walk between the graves or at the top of the headstone and not over them. Do not stand on them.
Do not lay a wreath on any grave that is flagged with an marker flag. These are graves that have had a grave specific wreath sponsored. Please give their family and friends the opportunity to lay their wreath.
You will be given wreaths to distribute. You may take the tag off of the back of the wreath as a keepsake of the day. Straighten the bow. We only have wreaths to cover a percentage of the cemetery. Do not fill in the sections. Stop and say the name of graves that you are not able to place a wreath.
Place a wreath on every third grave at the base of the headstone with the bow at the top. Please say their name as you are placing the wreath. It is said that we die twice. Once when our heart stops beating and again, when our names are said for the last time. Thank them for their service. If you feel comfortable, give them a salute before moving on. Acknowledge any graves that will not have a wreath.
If you are able to take an empty box home with you, please recycle it.
If weather is calling for ice or snow, we will make the call the morning of the ceremony.
We thank you for making this event a huge success. For allowing us to Remember, Honor and Teach. We thank you for reading this post. We thank you for your patience on ceremony day. We are all volunteers and trying our hardest to make everything go smoothly. The focus of the day is our veterans.