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Welcome to the Team Matrix Expedited Service's Wreaths Across America fundraiser page!

Matrix Expedited Service is a freight expedite carrier based out of Flint, Michigan.  Since 2015 Matrix has moved loads for Wreaths Across America to Great Lakes National Cemetery and other locations of their choosing. 

It is our mission to make sure our fallen soldiers are not forgotten and we believe that together we can make that happen!

On Saturday December 14, 2024 (Wreath Placement Immediately Following Ceremony) at 11:00 am (Wreath Placement Immediately Following Ceremony) 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! For every 2 wreaths sponsored on this page, the cemetery will receive a 3rd wreath for free!

Thank you so much for supporting Team Matrix Expedited Services and Wreaths Across America!

Sponsor Wreaths

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

Volunteer

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 Jeanne Graves for Gregory Alan Graves, Air Force, Captain, Served From 1969 to 1974, Honored by Great Lakes National Cemetery

Captain Gregory A Graves, US Air Force Vietnam War, 1969-1974

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In Memory Of
by John MacDougall for John MacDougall , Army, 82nd Airborne, Honored by Great Lakes National Cemetery

My father John MacDougall ?? 82nd Airborne Korean War.

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Location Information

MIGLNH - Great Lakes National Cemetery
4200 Belford Rd
Parking at Ascension Genesys Hospital
Holly, MI 48442-9444, United States
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December 14, 2024 at 11:00 am (Wreath Placement Immediately Following Ceremony)

Matt Hare, Tiffany Lynch

Directions to Cemetery

***Shuttle Service and Parking ***

*Unfortunately, there is not sufficient parking at the cemetery for volunteers and offsite parking is necessary. This year every effort will be made to prevent shuttle bus delays and keep them moving as timely as possible. Please observe and respect the following rules and laws. Multiple state and local police departments will be participating and patrolling to see that they are enforced. Keeping the buses moving is a key part of making this an enjoyable experience for all.

*There is NO onsite parking at the cemetery for volunteers. The limited parking is reserved for the elderly and those needing assistance, They will park in the administration building lots. Parking cars on the side of the cemetery roads only delays buses and hinders the semi-trucks. Parking will be off site at the Ascension Genesys Hospital located at 1 Genesys Parkway off Holly Rd. just west of the I-75 Holly Rd. exit. Signs will direct you where to park. Busses to the cemetery will begin running at 9:30 AM.The busses will be unloading and picking up at the administration building.

*Police will be checking cars at the entrance for credentials. Those without will not be allowed to enter.

*State police will be operating Belford as a one-way road eastbound from Holly to Dixie Hwy. Cars that turn onto Belford from Holly and do not have credentials to enter the cemetery will not be allowed to turn around on Belford. They will be instructed by the police to continue east on Belford to Dixie Hwy and return to the shuttle bus lot from there. This is to keep returning traffic off Holly Rd. To keep it clear for emergency vehicles and to not delay the buses.

*Parking on the side or shoulder of Holly or Belford is prohibited by law. It creates unsafe passage for vehicles and delays the buses. Police will be patrolling these areas. 

*Police will be onsite at the hospital and directing the buses through priority lanes to keep them moving.

*When you are on the grounds of the cemetery please make every effort to move off the road when buses are coming through. Every delay adds time to the bus route. 


Parking Instructions

***Shuttle Service and Parking ***

*Unfortunately, there is not sufficient parking at the cemetery for volunteers and offsite parking is necessary. This year every effort will be made to prevent shuttle bus delays and keep them moving as timely as possible. Please observe and respect the following rules and laws. Multiple state and local police departments will be participating and patrolling to see that they are enforced. Keeping the buses moving is a key part of making this an enjoyable experience for all.

*There is NO onsite parking at the cemetery for volunteers. The limited parking is reserved for the elderly and those needing assistance, They will park in the administration building lots. Parking cars on the side of the cemetery roads only delays buses and hinders the semi-trucks. Parking will be off site at the Ascension Genesys Hospital located at 1 Genesys Parkway off Holly Rd. just west of the I-75 Holly Rd. exit. Signs will direct you where to park. Busses to the cemetery will begin running at 9:30 AM.The busses will be unloading and picking up at the administration building.

*Police will be checking cars at the entrance for credentials. Those without will not be allowed to enter.

*State police will be operating Belford as a one-way road eastbound from Holly to Dixie Hwy. Cars that turn onto Belford from Holly and do not have credentials to enter the cemetery will not be allowed to turn around on Belford. They will be instructed by the police to continue east on Belford to Dixie Hwy and return to the shuttle bus lot from there. This is to keep returning traffic off Holly Rd. To keep it clear for emergency vehicles and to not delay the buses.

*Parking on the side or shoulder of Holly or Belford is prohibited by law. It creates unsafe passage for vehicles and delays the buses. Police will be patrolling these areas. 

*Police will be onsite at the hospital and directing the buses through priority lanes to keep them moving.

*When you are on the grounds of the cemetery please make every effort to move off the road when buses are coming through. Every delay adds time to the bus route. 

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
  • Remember!!!  We lay these wreaths to honor our veterans.  Please do not take or remove wreaths from the cemetery.
  • 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.
  • Grave blankets, wreaths that are not from WAA or any personal items that have been placed at a grave site are not to be removed.  

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

MIGLNH - Great Lakes National Cemetery

Welcome to MIGLNH - Great Lakes National Cemetery and thank you deeply for helping us with our goal to honor as many veterans as possible on Wreaths Across America Day, December 14, 2024 (Wreath Placement Immediately Following Ceremony). 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.