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

Welcome to the American Heritage Girls Troop MD 0116 (MD0400P)'s Wreaths Across America Page. 

On Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 12:00 PM, American Heritage Girls Troop MD 0116 (MD0400P) will be helping Baltimore National Cemetery to Remember and Honor our veterans by laying Remembrance wreaths on the graves of our country's fallen heroes.

Please help us honor and remember as many fallen heroes as possible by sponsoring remembrance wreaths, volunteering on Wreaths Day, or inviting your family and friends to attend with you.

Thank you so much for supporting the American Heritage Girls Troop MD 0116 (MD0400P) and Wreaths Across America!

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Click "Sponsor Wreaths" to sponsor a wreath and help us reach our goal of honoring every veteran at the cemetery.

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Click here if you would like to participate in the wreath laying ceremony on Wreaths Day at the cemetery.

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Ceremony Details

Location Information

Baltimore National Cemetery (MDBNCB)
5501 Frederick Ave
Catonsville, MD 21228
Click here for the Baltimore National Cemetery Page

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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 Baltimore National Cemetery located at 5501 Frederick Avenue in Catonsville. The quick directions - Baltimore Beltway (I-695) to Exit 13 - Frederick Road East - about 1.5 miles to cemetery on the right. When you arrive, please follow the directions of the Parking Patrol in order to keep everyone safe. We are expecting many volunteers and safety is a priority.

Parking Instructions

Parking is at a premium so please follow the directions of the Parking Patrol that are located throughout the cemetery. All cars will proceed in single file moving in the same direction. Please leave minimal space between cars - in 2018, we parked over 700 cars and we expect more in 2019. Do not create your own parking place. There are a limited number of handicap spaces, please advise the Parking Patrol if needed. 

Ceremony and Volunteer Information

We are happy that you are willing to help with our Wreath Across America ceremony at Baltimore National Cemetery. Please do not forget to register to volunteer! 

Here are some things to remember about the ceremony:

  • Everyone of all ages and backgrounds is welcome; no one has ever been turned away.
  • We are proud that each person who has volunteered at our past wreath laying ceremonies has had the opportunity to place a wreath. To make that happen, on the first pass through the wreath pick-up area, each person is given one wreath to place. After everyone has been through the line, you are welcome to go back through the line for several more wreaths.
  • Please follow the Wreath Coordinator's instructions on where to place wreaths. Each year we select a different section to honor those men and women who have served our country. We're slowly working our way through BNC. After you have picked up a wreath, please go to the section indicated to place your wreath. All wreaths are accounted for so please do not take wreaths to other sections of the cemetery. If you have a grave specific wreath, you will go to a special area near the office that is designated just for Grave Specific orders to get your wreath.
  • Do not take wreaths out of the cemetery. They have been sponsored by community members for placement at Baltimore National.
  • Please do carpool as much as possible as parking is limited. It is suggested that you arrive before 11:45 to have time to park and walk to the ceremony location.
  • Dress for the weather as the ceremony will be held regardless of what Mother Nature throws our way. Check the website before leaving home to be sure the time hasn't been delayed due to weather hazards. (Note: a delay would likely only happen if there is a significant ice hazard.)
  • 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. Clean up will be on Friday, January 17, 2020 starting at 8:00 am.

The most important thing to remember is to have a wonderful experience participating in the ceremony and thank you so much for helping Wreaths achieve our mission to remember, honor and teach.

Our Locations

You’ve found us - the Friends of Baltimore National Cemetery (BNC)! Thank you for seeking us out to support our 3 for 2 program. Yes, for every 2 wreaths that are sponsored through our page, a 3rd wreath will be sent to our cemetery for placement on December 14. If every volunteer who comes to place wreaths would sponsor two wreaths each, we would be well on the way to making our goal of 6500 wreaths for this year. If that same volunteer gets just one other person to sponsor two wreaths, add that to what has already been sponsored so far this year - our goal is made! It seems so simple - let’s see if we can’t make it happen. I’m asking each of you looking at this page to post a link to the BNC web page on your social media. Again, if everyone does it - this can spread like a wildfire! Don’t forget, we honor “grave specific” requests, which means that you have the option to place a Remembrance Wreath on the final resting place of a loved one even if it isn’t in the sections being honored this year. If you're not available to place the wreath, we'll do it for you....