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 December 16, 2023 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.
Thank you so much for supporting Great Lakes National Cemetery and Wreaths Across America!
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Remember the Poppies and Those Who Served
Join us this Memorial Day as we remember, honor, and teach....
by Gail L. Domanik for Maureen Ulman, Marine Corps, Sgt., Honored by Great Lakes National Cemetery
Maureen Ulman, Sgt., Marine Corps
by Jean Edie for Robert J. Edie, Army, PVT, Honored by Great Lakes National Cemetery
Robert J. Edie, PVT, Army
4200 Belford Rd
Holly, MI 48442, United States
Directions to Cemetery
***Shuttle Service and Parking ***
*Unfortunately, there is not sufficient parking at the cemetery for volunteers and offsite parking is necessary. This year every effort will be made to prevent shuttle bus delays and keep them moving as timely as possible. Please observe and respect the following rules and laws. Multiple state and local police departments will be participating and patrolling to see that they are enforced. Keeping the buses moving is a key part of making this an enjoyable experience for all.
*There is NO onsite parking at the cemetery for volunteers. The limited parking is reserved for the elderly and those needing assistance, They will park in the administration building lots. Parking cars on the side of the cemetery roads only delays buses and hinders the semi-trucks. Parking will be off site at the Ascension Genesys Hospital located at 1 Genesys Parkway off Holly Rd. just west of the I-75 Holly Rd. exit. Signs will direct you where to park. Busses to the cemetery will begin running at 9:30 AM.The busses will be unloading and picking up at the administration building.
*Police will be checking cars at the entrance for credentials. Those without will not be allowed to enter.
*State police will be operating Belford as a one-way road eastbound from Holly to Dixie Hwy. Cars that turn onto Belford from Holly and do not have credentials to enter the cemetery will not be allowed to turn around on Belford. They will be instructed by the police to continue east on Belford to Dixie Hwy and return to the shuttle bus lot from there. This is to keep returning traffic off Holly Rd. To keep it clear for emergency vehicles and to not delay the buses.
*Parking on the side or shoulder of Holly or Belford is prohibited by law. It creates unsafe passage for vehicles and delays the buses. Police will be patrolling these areas.
*Police will be onsite at the hospital and directing the buses through priority lanes to keep them moving.
*When you are on the grounds of the cemetery please make every effort to move off the road when buses are coming through. Every delay adds time to the bus route.
Parking Instructions***Shuttle Service and Parking ***
Ceremony and Volunteer Information
We are happy that you are willing to help with our Wreath Across America Wreath Laying Event 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.
- 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
- Please follow CDC Federal Covid guidelines while at the cemetery
- Remember!!! We lay these wreaths to honor our veterans. Please do not take or remove wreaths from the cemetery.
- 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.
- Grave blankets, wreaths that are not from WAA or any personal items that have been placed at a grave site are not to be removed.
The most important thing to remember is to have a wonderful experience placing Wreaths to achieve our mission to remember, honor and teach.