REMEMBER the Fallen. . . HONOR those who Serve. . . TEACH our children the value of Freedom.
Welcome to the Herndon Woman's Club (VA0143P)'s Wreaths Across America Page.
On Saturday, December 19, 2020 at 12:00 PM, Herndon Woman's Club (VA0143P) will be helping Chestnut Grove 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 Herndon Woman's Club (VA0143P) and Wreaths Across America!
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831 Dranesville Rd
Herndon, VA 20170
Click here for the Chestnut Grove Cemetery Page
Directions to Cemetery
Navigation systems do an adequate job finding the cemetery. Entrance into the cemetery will be from Dranesville Road only the day of the ceremony. When you arrive, you will be directed to a specific parking spot. Please note that due to safety concerns, once you park in the cemetery, you will not be able to leave until the ceremony and the placement of the wreaths is complete. Vehicles will be directed to exit the cemetery onto Herndon Parkway only. Alternate parking is available across Dranesville Road at Herndon High School.
Parking InstructionsParking on-site at the cemetery is limited, so carpooling is strongly encouraged. Enter from the Dranesville Road entrance and you will be directed to available parking. Please note that the Herndon Parkway entrance will be closed on Saturday. Additional parking is available across the street from the cemetery at Herndon High School. If you may need to leave before the ceremony and wreath laying are complete, please park at the high school, since for safety reasons, cars will not be permitted to exit the cemetery while the event is in progress.
Ceremony and Volunteer Information
We are happy that you are willing to help with our Wreath Across America ceremony at Chestnut Grove 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.
- Ceremonies around the world will be starting at the same moment, so please be on time. Our ceremony will begin promptly at Noon. Allow time to park and walk to ceremony site.
- Wreaths will be placed at the conclusion of the ceremony.
- To ensure that all participants get the opportunity to place a wreath, each participant will be given one wreath.
- Please follow the location coordinators instructions on where to place wreaths, as well as "how" they should be placed. We are here to honor our veterans. Please say the veteran's name aloud and thank them for their service.
- We would like to remind our participants of the need to be respectful of others who may be at the cemetery visiting their loved ones grave sites during the ceremony. Please give them their space and walk quietly around them. There should be no running or yelling in the cemetery.
- For groups bringing children, please make sure they are dressed appropriately. We do not have access to any inside shelter.
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.