REMEMBER the Fallen. . . HONOR those who Serve. . . TEACH our children the value of Freedom.
Welcome to the Fort Mitchell National Cemetery 's Wreaths Across America Page.
On Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 12:00 PM, Wreaths Across America will be at Fort Mitchell 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, 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 Fort Mitchell National Cemetery and Wreaths Across America!
2018 media release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Original Release Date: Nov 18, 2018 ALABAMA STATE SENATOR TOM WHATLEY, LTC, ALARNG, HEADLINES 2018 WREATH LAYING CEREMONY DECEMBER 15, 2018. Ft. Mitchell, Ala – Alabama State Senator and Lieutenant Colonel Tom Whately, ALARNG, will be the Guest of Honor and Speaker for the 2018 Wreaths Across America ceremony to be held Saturday December 15th at noon Eastern at Ft. Mitchell National Cemetery. LTC Whately currently serves at the Alabama National Guard Element, Joint Force Headquarters Alabama, and is a sitting State Senator for the 27th district. Mr. Whatley has graciously accepted the invitation. Wreaths Across America is an annual wreath-laying event held at every national cemetery across the United States and abroad during the holiday season. Its mission is to Remember the fallen, Honor those who serve, and Teach our youth the value of freedom. The event, held each December, ensures we remember all those who gave their lives in support of our freedom. It also serves as a time to honor those who have served and are currently serving this great nation. Finally, we take great pride in showing our youth what it takes to keep our land safe and free. In addition to guest speakers, the Wreaths Across America ceremony will highlight ceremonial wreaths being placed for each of the Armed Services and our Prisoners of War and Missing In Action. Upon conclusion of the ceremony, thousands of live wreaths will be placed on the headstones of our heroes laid to rest there. Wreaths placed at this event are not free, and must be sponsored by the public. Wreaths are $15 each, and if sponsoring through a specific group, for every two wreaths sponsored, a third is donated for free, thanks to the sponsoring organization and Wreaths Across America. Wreaths Across America is also a 501c3 organization, so all donations of support are tax deductible. We need help getting the wreaths sponsored, and appreciate any and all assist...
Wreaths Across America Advances Its Mission
This is the second time WAA – whose mission is to Remember the fallen, Honor those that served, and Teach the next generation the value of Freedom – has collaborated with ABMC and sent U.S.-made balsam fir wreaths to be placed on foreign soil....
by Janice Riedel for Roger Riedel, Navy, AA, Served From 1972 to 1973, Honored by Fort Mitchell National Cemetery
by Glenda Curtis Mulkey for Richard Jones, Army, Honored by Fort Mitchell National Cemetery
553 Hwy 165
Fort Mitchell, AL 36856
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 parking. Parking will be near the cemetery.
Parking InstructionsThere will be parking outside the cemetery this year at the Fort Mitchell Historic Site -- adjacent to the cemetery. Please watch for signs and/or traffic attendants.
Ceremony and Volunteer Information
We are happy that you are willing to help with our Wreath Across America ceremony at Fort Mitchell 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.
- 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.