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Welcome to the Rock Island National Cemetery Wreaths Across America Page. 

On Saturday, December 14, 2024 (Wreath Placement Immediately Following Ceremony) at 11:00 am Wreaths Across America will be at the Rock Island 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.

Rock Island National Cemetery does accept grave specific sponsorship of wreaths.  All grave specific wreaths will be laid on Friday, December 13, 2024, between 1:00 and 3:00 pm.  If necessary, volunteers will gladly place these wreaths.  This is done so that grave specific wreaths can be placed and veterans honored properly.  Only grave specific wreaths will be laid on this day.  The other wreaths will be laid after the ceremony on Saturday, December 14, 2024.

Please help our location lay wreaths at as many graves as possible.  Sponsoring through a local group organization associated with the Rock Island National Cemetery, can help the local group organization with their fundraising efforts or even make your donation go farther with a 3 for 2 wreath contribution.  All donations of wreaths are extremely appreciated in reaching our goal of laying a wreath on the grave of each of the 33,500 veterans buried at the Rock Island National Cemetery.  

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. 

Thank you so much for supporting Rock Island National Cemetery and Wreaths Across America!

REMEMBER the Fallen. . . HONOR those who Serve. . . TEACH our children the value of Freedom.

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Click "Sponsor Wreaths" to sponsor a wreath and help us reach our goal of honoring every veteran at the cemetery.

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Click here if you would like to participate in the wreath laying ceremony on Wreaths Day at the cemetery.

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In Memory Of
by Maxine R Duhm for Kenneth F Duhm, Honored by Rock Island National Cemetery

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In Memory Of
by Karen Woomert for Roger Woomert, Army, Served From 1965 to 1967, Honored by Rock Island National Cemetery

Our hero, loving husband, father, and papa. Until we meet again, Miss you

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Location Information

ILRINR - Rock Island National Cemetery
Bldg 118
Rock Island Arsenal
Rock Island, IL 61299, United States

33,500
33,500
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December 14, 2024 at 11:00 am (Wreath Placement Immediately Following Ceremony)

Jeanne Cook

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.

Parking Instructions

There is no parking lot on the Rock Island National Cemetery.  Park along the drive paths, but please be courteous to all in attendance.  Watch for individuals walking along the paths to the main flagpole which is the location for the ceremony.  Watch for children.  Wear your walking shoes and dress warm.

Ceremony and Volunteer Information

We are happy that you are willing to help with our Wreath Across America ceremony at Rock Island 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:

  • The ceremony for placement of wreaths, other than grave specific sponsored wreaths, will take place on Saturday, December 14, 2024 at 11:00 and community volunteers are needed and welcome to assist.
  • Grave specific wreath sponsorships are welcome at the Rock Island National Cemetery. These wreaths will be placed on Friday, December 13, 2024 between 1:00 & 3:00 pm. Volunteers will gladly place the grave specific wreaths if necessary. This is done so that we can make sure that grave specific requests are properly honored.
  • Everyone of all ages and backgrounds is welcome.
  • Please help ensure that all participants get the opportunity to place a wreath.  Please place only 1 or 2 wreaths at a time to make sure that all volunteers are able to place wreath(s).
  • Please follow the location coordinators instructions on where to place wreaths, as well as "how" they should be placed.    

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.

Local Groups Supporting Us

IL0061P - Honor Wreaths for Veterans

Welcome to Honor Wreaths For Veterans! Our location Sponsorship 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 December 14, 2024 at 11:00 am (Wreath Placement Immediately Following Ceremony). Thank you so much!

IA0056 - RIA Remembrance Wreaths

Welcome to IA0056 - RIA Remembrance Wreaths! Our location Sponsorship Group is proud to support Rock Island 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!

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