REMEMBER the Fallen. . . HONOR those who Serve. . . TEACH our children the value of Freedom.
Welcome to the Woodland Cemetery's Wreaths Across America Page.
On December 18, 2021 at 11:00 am, Wreaths Across America will be at Woodland 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 copy and paste the following City of Des Moines link to register. https://bit.ly/2021WAAVolunteer
Thank you so much for supporting Woodland Cemetery and Wreaths Across America!
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by Virginia Stone for Lillian and Frank Dworkin, Coast Guard, Honored by Woodland Cemetery
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2019 Woodland Ave
Des Moines, IA 50312
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 Woodland Cemetery. Please do not forget to register. Copy and paste the following City of Des Moines link in your browser. https://bit.ly/2021WAAVolunteer
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.
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.