REMEMBER the Fallen. . . HONOR those who Serve. . . TEACH our children the value of Freedom.
Welcome to the Prescott National Cemetery's Wreaths Across America Page.
On 14 December 2019 at 10:00 a.m., Wreaths Across America will be at Prescott National Cemetery to Remember and Honor our veterans through the laying of Remembrance wreaths on the graves of our country's fallen heroes and the act of saying the name of each and every veteran aloud.
Please help our location lay wreaths at as many graves as possible by clicking the red "Sponsor" button or clicking on one of our Fundraising Groups many of which are 3 for 2 groups. If you would like to volunteer to participate in the wreath laying ceremony, please click the “Volunteer” button next to the cemetery name below, and don't forget to click the "Invite" button to invite your friends and family to join you.
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500 Hwy 89 N
Prescott, AZ 86313
Directions to Cemetery
This will be updated as we get closer. Depending on the construction situation there may be parking at the Cemetery like we used to do in the past, as well as parking at the VA Hospital.
Should there not be parking this year, the following will once agin be implemented: Please park at the VA Hospital and take a shuttle over. Shuttles will run from 8:30am till 9:50am, pause for the ceremony, and begin taking folks back at the end of the ceremony.
VA Hospital is located at 500 SR 89 just north of the 89/69 junction.
Prescott National Cemetery is located due South of the SR 69 and SR 89 interchange.
From 89 Heading South or 69 heading West: Take Sheldon St exit. Follow around to the next stoplight, N Rush St, make a left. Follow up to next stop light, E Gurley St. Make a Left. Head East on Gurley St 4 tenths of a mile there will be a right turn lane next to the Best Western. Take this right. Follow road around down the hill. At the bottom is a road on the left, take this left it is the entrance to the cemetery.
From 69 East: Approximately 3 tenths of a mile from the Sheldon/Gurley intersection there will be a right turn lane, next to the Best Western. Take this right. Follow road around down the hill. At the bottom is a road on the left, take this left it is the entrance to the cemetery.
This will be updated as we get closer. We are hoping to once again have parking at the cemetery. This will depend on the construction.
Should there not be parking this year, we will follow the same parking outline as last year.
Please park in the LOWER parking area at the VA Hospital. There will be signs and attendants to help direct you. The VA Hospital and New Horizon are providing shuttle service from the VA Hospital to the Cemetery. Shuttles will begin at 8:30am and run until 9:50am when they will stop during the ceremony. Shuttles will start up again to take attendees back to the VA Hospital after the ceremony.
Ceremony and Volunteer Information
We are happy that you are willing to help with our Wreath Across America ceremony at Prescott National 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 begins promptly at 10:00 a.m.
- Please follow the location coordinators instructions on where to place wreaths, as well as "how" they should be placed.
- 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.
- We typically have very cold temps and on many occasions we have had snow. Please dress appropriately for the conditions as the ceremony will take place Rain, Snow or Shine.
- Sponsored Wreaths will be available for all in attendance to place after the ceremony.
The most important thing to remember is to have a wonderful experience participating in the ceremony. We want to thank you so much for helping Wreaths achieve our mission to remember, honor and teach.