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


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Personal Message
by Schimanski S. for Domenic Andreoni, Marine Corps, Born 08/05/86, Passed On 12/02/16, Honored by Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery Elwood

Domenic Andreoni, Marine Corps
Domenic, our thoughts are with your family, especially Mom and Dad. You were the light of their lives. You are a hero and we thank you. Your memory lives on through your family. God Bless you.
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Personal Message for John and Joan Schimanski, Navy, Honored by Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery Elwood

John and Joan Schimanski, Navy
Grandpa John and Grandma Joan, thinking of you during the holiday season, missing you very much. All our love, Matt and Marti Schimanski
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Ceremony Details

Location Information

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

65,000
65,000
28,295

December 17, 2022 at 11:00 am

Debbie Bennett, Dan Schliffka

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

Parking: Important please read.

There is limited parking at the cemetery.

Please park at one of the offsite parking areas below. We will have 8 buses making rounds bringing people in and out.

Allied Landscaping - 3197 S Chicago St

Joliet, IL. 60436

or Bissell - 20200 Ira Morgan St 

Elwood IL. 60421

Please arrive between 8:30 to 10:30am




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

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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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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