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

Welcome to the Crownsville Veterans' Cemetery 's Wreaths Across America Page. 

On December 19 at 08:30 am to 4:30 pm and 20 at 08:30 am to 4:15 pm, 2020, Wreaths Across America will be at Crownsville Veterans' 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. This year due to COVID-19 restrictions, we will have a virtual ceremony (no live audience) and wreath laying will be by time slot on both Saturday December 19 and Sunday December 20.

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 Crownsville Veterans' Cemetery 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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Memory
by Charles D. for Oran Elam, Navy, CPO, Honored by Crownsville Veterans' Cemetery

In memory of our father and grandfather who faithfully served this country. We miss you Pop!
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In Honor Of
by Shawn Mank for Willard Mank, Army, Honored by Crownsville Veterans' Cemetery

Willard J. and Muriel A. Mank. True patriots both in the service of both their country and their family. God bless this faithful couple and may they rest in peace and be remembered forever. With much love, from their family who misses them every day and looks forward to being reunited with them again, forever, and ever, AMEN.
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Ceremony Details

Location Information

Crownsville Veterans' Cemetery (MDCVCE)
1122 Sunrise Beach Rd
Crownsville, MD 21032

22,000
19,000
9,440

December 19 at 08:30 am to 4:30 pm and 20 at 08:30 am to 4:15 pm, 2020

Jill H.,Scott H.

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

Do not park on the grass. Allow enough space for a car to pass. 

Ceremony and Volunteer Information

We are happy that you are willing to help with our Wreath Across America ceremony at Crownsville Veterans' Cemetery . 

Here are some things to remember about the wreath laying, everyone  is welcome.

  • Wreath laying this year will be available by time slot only to monitor crowds and ensure a safe environment for all who wish to participate. PLease click on the red "Volunteer" button to select your entry time. 

  • Instructions on where to place wreaths, as well as "how" they should be placed will be available upon entry.

  • 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.

Viewing the Ceremony:

This year, due to COVID-19 restrictions, the ceremony will be available to view on a SMART phone or a computer starting at 12:00 PM on 12/19/2020. A link will be made available. 

Grave Specific Requests:

We will have the wreaths laid out with your loved ones names on a piece of paper at the center of the cemetery. The grave will be flagged to prevent a volunteer from placing a wreath on their grave for you. Please return the flag to the chapel area. 

Other Reminders:

A reminder that the ground can have low spots. Be careful and do not run. Also, walk between the graves or at the top of the headstone and not over them. Do not stand on them. 

Do not lay a wreath on any grave that is flagged with an marker flag. These are graves that have had a grave specific wreath sponsored. Please give their family and friends the opportunity to lay their wreath. 

You will be given wreaths to distribute.  You may take the tag off of the back of the wreath as a keepsake of the day. Straighten the bow. We only have wreaths to cover a percentage of the cemetery. Do not fill in the sections. Stop and say the name of graves that you are not able to place a wreath. 

Place a wreath on every third grave at the base of the headstone with the bow at the top. Please say their name as you are placing the wreath. It is said that we die twice. Once when our heart stops beating and again, when our names are said for the last time. Thank them for their service. If you feel comfortable, give them a salute before moving on. Acknowledge any graves that will not have a wreath. 

If you are able to take an empty box home with you, please recycle it.

Weather:

If weather is calling for ice or snow, we will make the call the morning of the ceremony. 

We thank you for making this event a huge success. For allowing us to Remember, Honor and Teach. We thank you for reading this post. We thank you for your patience on ceremony day. We are all volunteers and trying our hardest to make everything go smoothly. The focus of the day is our veterans.

Local Groups Supporting Us

Crownsville WAA (MD0235)

Welcome to Crownsville WAA (MD0235)! Our location fundraising group is proud to support Crownsville Veterans' 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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Northrop Grumman Supported by VERITAS and Corporate Citizenship

Welcome to Northrop Grumman Supported by VERITAS and Corporate Citizenship! Our location fundraising group is proud to support Arlington 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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