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

Welcome to the Great Lakes National Cemetery 's Wreaths Across America Page. 

On Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 12:00 PM, Wreaths Across America will be at Great Lakes 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. 

Ceremony:  Starts at 12pm Noon

Wreath Laying:  Will be immediately following the Ceremony

Parking:  Plan to arrive early to find a place to park!

Clean-Up Day:  TBD

Thank you so much for supporting Great Lakes National 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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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 Anne E. for Russell Stults, Army, LTC, Honored by Great Lakes National Cemetery

Remembering my dad, who hated Christmas decorations, but loved his country and inspired others to serve, including his grandson.
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Memory
by Nancy W.
To all the veterans - thank you so much for your service. God Bless the veterans and the active service men and women who have kept our country free.
Check out 134 "Remember" recent messages from our supporters. Click "View Remember Wall" to see them all.

Ceremony Details

Location Information

Great Lakes National Cemetery (MIGLNH)
4200 Belford Rd
Holly, MI 48442

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Saturday, December 14, 2019
12:00 PM

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Directions to Cemetery

Navigation systems do an adequate job finding the cemetery. When you arrive, the ceremony with be at the Assembly Area, just south of the Administration Building.

Parking Instructions

When you arrive at the cemetery, you will be directed on where to park.  Traffic gets very congested and parking is limited to the open area by the Main Entrance.  Please plan to arrive early and to car pool with family or friends.  

Ceremony and Volunteer Information

We are happy that you are willing to help with our Wreath Across America ceremony at Great Lakes 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.  Tentative Clean-Up Day is Saturday - January 26, 2019.
  • Ceremony starts at 12pm Noon
  • NEW THIS YEAR!!:  Wreath Laying will immediately follow the ceremony!
  • Arrive early and consider car-pooling with family or friends.
  • Remember!!!  We lay these wreaths to honor our veterans.  Please do not take or remove wreaths from the cemetery.

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

Great Lakes Walmart Region 19 (MI0030)

Welcome to Great Lakes Walmart Region 19 (MI0030)! Our location fundraising group is proud to support Great Lakes 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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Lydia Barnes Potter Chapter, NSDAR

Welcome to Lydia Barnes Potter Chapter. Our location fundraising group is proud to support Great Lakes 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 the wreath laying ceremony planned for Noon on Saturday, December 18th. Thank you so much!

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