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REMEMBER the Fallen. . . HONOR those who Serve. . . TEACH our children the value of Freedom.

Welcome to the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery Elwood's Wreaths Across America Page. 

On December 17, 2022 at 11:00 am, Wreaths Across America will be at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery Elwood 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 Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery Elwood 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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Invite

Click here to spread the word encourage your friends to sponsor, volunteer or keep up with our news.


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In Memoriam
by Sara Howe for John Moscato, Army, SP3, Served From 1956 to 1958, Born 07/06/35, Passed On 03/08/21, Honored by Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery Elwood

In memory of my father, John A Moscato. The best girldad there ever was! He loved his country and spoke fondly of his service. He is greatly missed; never forgotten. All my love. Always, your daughter, Sara
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In Memoriam
by Wendy W. for Pheelix Williams, Air Force, Honored by Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery Elwood

Thinking of you this Christmas and every day during the year. Missed you always. We love you Daddy!!! Your children
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Ceremony Details

Location Information

Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery Elwood (ILALNE)
20953 West Hoff Road
Elwood, IL 60421

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December 17, 2022 at 11:00 am

Dan Schliffka, Debbie Bennett

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 Instructions

There 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 Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery Elwood. 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.

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.

Local Groups Supporting Us

Honor Wreaths For Veterans

Welcome to Honor Wreaths For Veterans! Our location fundraising group is proud to support 11 cemeteries (9 National and 2 City Cemeteries) and to help honor and remember as many veterans as possible. Please click "View" to learn more about our effort and then click "Volunteer" to join us for the wreath laying ceremony planned for December 17, 2022 at 11:00 am. Thank you so much!

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Operation Care Package IL0013P

Welcome to Operation Care Package! Our location fundraising group is proud to support Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery and to help honor and remember as many veterans as possible. Please click "View" to learn more about our effort and then click "Volunteer" to join us for National Wreaths Across America Day. Thank you so much!

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38 groups support us. Click "View Our Groups" to see them all.

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