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2020 So Far
337 Wreaths Sponsored
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Welcome to the Cumberland Valley Corvette Club (PA0254)'s Wreaths Across America Page.  A few CVCC members first got involved with Wreaths Across America in 2016 when only about one third of the then 27,000 veterans graves at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery got wreaths.  It was a moving experience, but very sad to see that most graves did not get a wreath.  We wanted to make a difference, so we became a Fundraising Group.  With many other groups we were just a few thousand wreaths short in 2017, but in 2018 -for the first time ever- and in 2019 all 41,000+ graves received a Remembrance Wreath!  Unfortunately, there will be even more graves by December 2020 so we really need your help.  

Another way to help is by participating in our next Wreaths Across America Fall Car Show on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, at the Carlisle Fairgrounds, 1000 Bryn Mawr Rd, Carlisle PA.  **NOTICE** Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, this years show has been cancelled.  Please check back for next years show information.  Questions?  Send an email to: cvcc.CarShowInfo@gmail.com

Please help us honor and remember our fallen heroes.  We won’t ever be able to thank them enough for their sacrifice, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t try.  When you sponsor wreaths through our group, for every two wreaths you sponsor, THREE wreaths will be sent to “The Gap” for placement through the “3-for-2” program (like Buy-2-Get-1-Free!).  There’s nothing special to do while ordering, it all happens automatically.

Thank you so much for supporting the Cumberland Valley Corvette Club (PA0254) and Wreaths Across America!  


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Ceremony Details

Location Information

Indiantown Gap National Cemetery (PAIGNA)
484 Indiantown Gap Road
Annville, PA 17003
Click here for the Indiantown Gap National Cemetery Page

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December 19 at 12:00 pm, 2020

Becky K.,Betty Lou & Menno S.

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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.

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Welcome to Indiantown Gap National Cemetery (PAIGNA) and thank you deeply for helping us Reach Our Goal to put a Wreath on Every Grave! We are committed to carrying on the Mission to Remember every veteran interred at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery. We continue to count on our generous sponsors to make sure every veteran is remembered.Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has affected all communities across the country, and direction from the National Cemetery Administration and the Cemetery, we are not able to hold a public Ceremony, or an open wreath laying event, with the typical thousands of volunteers.Follow our Facebook page for any latest information. https://www.facebook.com/WAAIGNCPA...