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Welcome to the Matrix Expedited Great Lakes National Wreath Fund (MI0178)  

On National Wreaths Across America Day, we will be helping Great Lakes National Cemetery to Remember and Honor our veterans by laying wreaths on the graves of our country's fallen heroes.

Please help us honor and remember as many fallen heroes as possible by sponsoring a wreath! Each wreath counts!

Thank you so much for supporting the Matrix Expedited Great Lakes National Wreath Fund (MI0178) and Wreaths Across America!

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Sponsor Wreaths

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

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Volunteer

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

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“This is an opportunity to show our thanks and appreciation for the unending contributions and sacrifices of those who have served our country along with their families in Puerto Rico and beyond.”...

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A Tribute
by Joyce Raupp for Douglas Raupp, Marine Corps, CPL, Honored by Great Lakes National Cemetery

Doug was very proud to be a Marine! He was a very proud American and instilled love and pride of America in our three children. He was a very loving husband, father, and Papa who is greatly loved and missed!
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A Tribute
by Joyce Raupp for Douglas Raupp, Marine Corps, CPL, Honored by Great Lakes National Cemetery

Doug was very proud to be a Marine! He was a very proud American and instilled love and pride of America in our three children. He was a very loving husband, father, and Papa who is greatly loved and missed!
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Ceremony Details

Location Information

Great Lakes National Cemetery (MIGLNH)
4200 Belford Rd
Holly, MI 48442
Click here for the Great Lakes National Cemetery Page

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Directions to Cemetery

Navigation systems do an adequate job finding the cemetery. Park in the field by the Main Entrance. Walk from your vehicle to place your wreaths in Sections 1-12B (Map Below)

Masks and Social Distancing are required!


Parking Instructions

NEW THIS YEAR!!!  During the 4 day Wreath Laying Event - Park in the field by the Main Entrance. Walk from your vehicle to place your wreaths in Sections 1-12B.

Masks and Social Distancing are required!

If you want to place a wreath on a loved one’s grave site that is not in Sections 1-12B, please walk to their grave site to place the wreath. Interments will be in progress on the week days. Please do not impede the cemetery staff by trying to drive through the cemetery.

If you cannot walk to your loved one’s grave site and need to drive to the grave site, please go to the cemetery on a weekend or after hours so that you drive to the grave site.

Golf carts and rides to the grave sites are not available this year during the multiple days of wreath laying.

  

Ceremony and Volunteer Information

We are happy that you are willing to help with our Wreath Across America Wreath Laying Event at Great Lakes 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.
  • 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.  Clean-Up Day is Saturday - January 23, 2021.
  • Ceremony is virtual this year
  • Please note, masks and gloves are required for this event.
  • Remember!!!  We lay these wreaths to honor our veterans.  Please do not take or remove wreaths from the cemetery.

The most important thing to remember is to have a wonderful experience placing Wreaths to achieve our mission to remember, honor and teach.

Our Locations

Welcome to Great Lakes National Cemetery (MIGLNH) and thank you deeply for helping us with our goal to honor as many veterans as possible on Wreaths Across America Day, National Wreaths Across America Day. Please click "View" to learn more about our effort or to volunteer to help or click "Sponsor" to purchase wreaths that will be laid on the graves of our fallen heroes by our loyal volunteers....