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TAPS and Wreaths Across America have teamed up to honor those who served and died for our country.

Honor and remember our country’s fallen heroes by sponsoring a Remembrance Wreath that will be laid on the grave of a fallen service member or veteran.  Then join us on December 18, 2021, by volunteering to lay wreaths with friends and family!

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

1. Sponsor a Remembrance Wreath

Each wreath sponsored on this page will benefit the families of America's fallen military heroes through TAPS. Wreaths must be ordered by November 30, 2021, to ensure placement on National Wreaths Across America Day.  

2. Volunteer to Lay Wreaths on National Wreath Day  

Click on the "Volunteer" link to sign up to lay wreaths at a location near you. National Wreaths Across America Day is an opportunity to acknowledge the value of freedom by honoring the sacrifice and service our volunteer military members make to keep us safe. 

ABOUT TAPS

The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) is the leading national organization providing compassionate care and survivor support services for the families of America’s fallen military heroes. Since 1994, TAPS has offered support to all those grieving the death of a military loved one through peer-based emotional support, connections with grief and trauma resources, grief seminars and retreats for adults, Good Grief Camps for children, casework assistance, connections to community-based care, online and in-person support groups and the 24/7 National Military Survivor Helpline, all at no cost to surviving families. For more information, please visit TAPS.org or call 202.588.TAPS (8277).

www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/taps

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Ceremony Details

Location Information

Arlington National Cemetery (ARLING)
Arlington National Cemetery
Memorial Dr
Fort Myer, VA 22211
Click here for the Arlington National Cemetery Page

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December 17, 2022 at 08:00 am

Amber Caron, JimRay, Tiffany Lynch, Wayne Hanson

Directions to Cemetery

The following information was for 2021 participation. Check back in early Fall 2022 for details for this year's event.

There are three access gates available to registered volunteers. 

1) South Gate: Located at the end of South Gate Road, accessible from Columbia Pike and adjacent to the US Air Force Memorial. Is a 15-minute walk from the Pentagon Metro stop; walk west on Columbia Pike, under the Rte. 27 overpass and up to the intersection of Columbia Pike and S. Joyce St.

2) ANC Main Entrance on Memorial Avenue: Located at the end of Memorial Avenue just west of Arlington Memorial Bridge and Potomac Park. It is a 5-minute walk from the Arlington Cemetery Metro stop; walk west on Memorial Avenue.

3) Ord & Weitzel Gate: Located on the north side of the cemetery near the US Marine Corps Memorial (Iwo Jima). It is a 15-minute walk from the Rosslyn Metro stop; walk south on N. Meade St., across Arlington Blvd., and through the US Marine Corps Memorial park.

Note: Memorial Drive will be closed to motorists. No personal vehicles will be allowed into the cemetery. ONLY those with handicapped placards will be allowed to park in the ANC Welcome Center parking garage. 

ADA Accessibility:

There is no vehicle access inside the cemetery. The ANC Parking Garage will be reserved for handicap parking only.

To access the ANC Parking Garage, drivers must first go to the Pentagon North Parking Lot and present a handicapped license plate. Drivers will then be escorted to the garage. This ADA accessible access point for parking is only available until 7:30 a.m.

After 7:30 a.m. or until the ANC parking garage is full, then ADA accessible volunteers should park in either the Pentagon North Parking Lot or the Pentagon South Parking Lot. There will be Metro shuttles from the Pentagon Metro stop and the Pentagon North Parking Lot to the South Gate entrance. If you choose to follow this option, then please register for the volunteer entry at the South Gate entrance.


Parking Instructions

Use Metro to Access the Cemetery

Please be prepared for increased travel patterns. We encourage you to take public transportation, but please note that there may be some delays on Metro due to reduced service levels. Please exit through the same gate you entered.

The best option is to take the Metro stop closest to the gate you registered at: Pentagon Metro for South Gate, Arlington Cemetery Metro for the main entrance, and Rosslyn Metro for Ord & Weitzel Gate. 

Customers traveling to the event on Metro are encouraged to purchase fare ahead of time. The best option to avoid lines, is SmarTrip mobile pay (https://wmata.com/fares/MobilePay/index.cfm). 

Download the SmarTrip app for iOS or Android to transfer an existing SmarTrip card to your mobile device or purchase a mobile SmarTrip card ($2 card fee applies). Add enough value for your round-trip travel or buy a One-Day Pass for $13.

Pentagon Parking 

Parking will be available in the Pentagon South Parking Lot and Pentagon North Parking Lot. As this is a walking event, please prepare to walk to your registered gate from your Metro or parking location. The ANC Parking Garage will be reserved for handicap parking only. 

For those parking in Pentagon South Parking, recommend walking to the cemetery’s South Gate entrance for screening and entry to the grounds. For those parking in Pentagon North Parking, there will be buses there to take you to the South Gate entrance area for drop off.

Handicapped Placards

Screening for vehicles with handicapped placards will begin in the Pentagon North Parking lot at 6am. Approved vehicles will be released to park in the ANC Welcome Center parking garage. This garage will close at 7:30am and remain closed until ANC deems the area safe for vehicles to travel. ONLY those with handicapped placards will be allowed to park in the ANC Welcome Center parking garage. 

Buses

There will be no bus parking available at ANC or Pentagon Parking. Volunteers arriving by bus will need to be dropped off at a predetermined access point and park off site.

Rideshare Drop-off Locations

If you choose to arrive by rideshare (Uber or Lyft), the drop off and pick up location is at the Hayes Lot in Pentagon City (1100 S Hayes St.). 

From this point, volunteers will need to walk to the cemetery’s South Gate entrance. 

 



Ceremony and Volunteer Information

Thank you for your interest in helping place wreaths at Arlington this December 17, 2022. Please check back here in the Fall for more details about volunteering and access the cemetery. 

Thank you to all the volunteers who made 2021 such a successful event! 


Our Locations

Welcome to the Wreaths Across America location page for Arlington National Cemetery. As one of the largest veteran cemeteries in the United States, the goal of placing a wreath on every marker is lofty. Our volunteers are committed to Remembering and Honoring our nation’s veterans through the laying of wreaths on the graves of our country’s fallen heroes and the act of saying the name of each veteran aloud. Please help Wreaths Across America reach our goal by sponsoring a veteran's wreath and register to join us on December 18th as we place the veterans' wreaths....