REMEMBER the Fallen. . . HONOR those who Serve. . . TEACH our children the value of Freedom.
Welcome to The Gary Sinise Foundation's Wreaths Across America Page.
The Mission of the Gary Sinise Foundation is to serve our nation by honoring our defenders, veterans, first responders, their families, and those in need. We do this by creating and supporting unique programs designed to entertain, educate, inspire, strengthen, and build communities.
The Gary Sinise Foundation was established under the philanthropic direction of a forty-year advocate for our nation's defenders, actor Gary Sinise. Its outreach supports those who sacrifice to defend our country: active duty, veterans, first responders, and their loved ones. While our mission is broad, we've created key programs to show gratitude for our American heroes through entertainment, family support, and acts of appreciation, these include: R.I.S.E. (Restoring Independence Supporting Empowerment); Gary Sinise & the Lt. Dan Band; Invincible Spirit Festivals; Relief & Resiliency Outreach; First Responders Outreach; Serving Heroes; Arts & Entertainment Outreach; Ambassador Council; Soaring Valor and most recently, Snowball Express.
To learn more about these programs and others, please visit www.garysinisefoundation.org/
Recent News About Us
During July Wreaths Across America Celebrates Five New Reasons to Give
In addition to the thousands of Fundraising Groups across the country already working hard to support local participating cemeteries, Wreaths Across America is promoting five new exciting partnerships through our “Giving in July” campaign. ...
Resources for Veterans and Their Families
Vet Centers are community-based centers, within the Veterans Health Administration’s Readjustment Counseling Service, which was founded in 1979 as a safe place for Vietnam Veterans to process life after service in combat....
Recent Messages from Our Supporters!
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington, VA 22210
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.
Parking InstructionsThere is plenty of parking at this cemetery, so feel free to park in any available spot.
Ceremony and Volunteer Information
We are happy that you are willing to help with our Wreath Across America ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery (ARLING). 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.
- Please help ensure that all participants get the opportunity to place a wreath.
- 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.
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.