REMEMBER the fallen… HONOR those who serve… TEACH our children the value of freedom.
Welcome to the Arlington National Cemetery Wreath’s Across America location page.
On Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 8:30 AM, volunteers will lay 253,000 veterans’ wreaths at Arlington National Cemetery just outside our nation’s Capital. These wreaths symbolize a commitment to Remember and Honor our nation’s veterans through the laying of wreaths on the graves of our country’s fallen heroes and the act of saying the name of each veteran aloud.
As one of the largest national cemeteries in the United States, our goal of covering every veteran’s grave with a wreath is lofty and requires a team of dedicated volunteers. Please read more about how you can volunteer and contribute to the Wreaths Across America effort at Arlington National Cemetery:
1. Sponsor a wreath: Please help our location lay 253,000 veterans’ wreaths by clicking the “Sponsor” button at the top of this page.
2. Volunteer to lay wreaths: Participate in the wreath laying event on Saturday, December 14, 2019, starting at 8:30 AM, by clicking the “Volunteer” button at the top of this page.
3. Invite friends and family: Invite your friends and family to participate or join you in sponsoring a wreath by clicking the “Invite” button below.
4. Become a Key Volunteer: Commit to organizing and leading a team and other public volunteers on Wreaths Across America Day by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for supporting Wreaths Across America at Arlington National Cemetery!
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by Carol Ambrose for William H. & wife Emma G. Knotts, Air Force, MSgt, Honored by Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington National Cemetery
Fort Myer, VA 22211
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.
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.
Local Groups Supporting Us
Arlington Fundraiser (ANCSFCT)
Welcome to Arlington Fundraiser (ANCSFCT)! Our location fundraising group is proud to support Arlington National Cemetery and to help honor and remember as many veterans as possible. Please click "View" to learn more about our effort and then click "Volunteer" to join us for National Wreaths Across America Day. Thank you so much!
Honor Wreaths For Veterans
Welcome to Honor Wreaths For Veterans! Our location fundraising group is proud to support 11 cemeteries (9 National and 2 City Cemeteries) and to help honor and remember as many veterans as possible. Please click "View" to learn more about our effort and then click "Volunteer" to join us for the wreath laying ceremony planned for 11 am on December 14, 2019 . Thank you so much!