Welcome to the Hiring Our Heroes Wreaths Across America Page.
Every December thousands of volunteers participate in Wreaths Across America, laying wreaths at veteran cemeteries across the country. Their focus is to carry out the organization's central goals: “REMEMBER the Fallen. . . HONOR those who Serve. . . TEACH our children the value of Freedom."
Wreaths Across America traces its history back to 1992 when the first 5,000 wreaths were donated by Morrill Worcester, owner of the Worcester Wreath Company of Harrington, Maine. Today, Wreaths Across America has grown to become a national nonprofit organization that comprises more than 1,500 fundraising groups in all 50 states. Each year more than 1,200 participating locations, including Arlington National Cemetery, receive a combined total of more than 1.2 million donated wreaths, each of which is placed on a veteran's headstone.
This year Hiring Our Heroes is joining the effort to procure the wreaths that will be placed on National Wreaths Across America Day, which will be observed on Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 8:30 AM.
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 Hiring Our Heroes and Wreaths Across America as we REMEMBER the Fallen. . . HONOR those who Serve. . . and TEACH our children the value of Freedom.
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Arlington National Cemetery
Fort Myer, VA 22211
Click here for the Arlington National 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.
Use Metro to Access the Cemetery
Due to anticipated congestion at the Arlington National Cemetery Metro stop, recommend exiting via the Rosslyn and Pentagon Metro stops and walking to the cemetery. From these locations it is a short 15-minute walk to one of the cemetery entrances. If taking the Rosslyn exit, recommend using the cemetery’s Ord & Weitzel gate by walking along the North Meade Street sidewalks. If taking the Pentagon exit, recommend using the cemetery’s South Gate entrance.
General public parking will be available at the Pentagon North Parking Lot (Lanes 50-60), South Parking Lot (Lanes 1-18) and the Pentagon City Mall parking garage (small fee associated). There will be volunteers and signage positioned in the parking lots guiding visitors to walk to the nearest cemetery entrances. For those parking in Pentagon South Parking and Pentagon City Mall Parking garage, recommend walking to the cemetery’s South Gate entrance for screening and entry to the grounds. For those parking in Pentagon North Parking, recommend walking to the cemetery’s main entrance on Memorial Ave. by using the Route 27 pedestrian walkway.
Family Pass Holders
The Arlington National Cemetery Welcome Center parking garage will ONLY be available to ANC Family Pass holders who pre-register on a first-come, first-served basis. ANC will publish a registration system on Dec. 1. Those who pre-register will need to provide their family pass and confirmation email and will need to go to Pentagon North parking lanes 61-63 beginning at 7 a.m. They will then be escorted by law enforcement into the cemetery's Welcome Center parking garage. Once all spaces are filled (600 available), all family pass holders will need to park at the Pentagon's North or South Parking Lot and walk to the cemetery. There is no vehicle access on Memorial Ave. and significant road closures in and around the main entrance. Visitors attempting to gain access to Memorial Ave. and park in the parking garage without pre-registration will be directed by law enforcement to park at the Pentagon.
For the latest information and driving directions to Pentagon North and South Parking, visit www.arlingtoncemetery.mil.
Ceremony and Volunteer Information
The Arlington National Cemetery gates (Main Entrance, Southgate, Ord & Weitzel, and Old Post Chapel) will open to the public at 8 a.m. All visitors must pass through the cemetery’s security screening process before entering the cemetery. There will be a brief opening ceremony inside the cemetery at the McClellan Gate at 8:30 a.m. General wreath placement will also begin at this time with the exception of those trucks in vicinity of the opening ceremony. They will begin wreath placements no later than 9 a.m.