REMEMBER the Fallen. . . HONOR those who Serve. . . TEACH our children the value of Freedom.
Welcome to the Chestnut Grove Cemetery 's Wreaths Across America Page.
On December 17, 2022 at 12:00 pm, Wreaths Across America will be at Chestnut Grove 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 Chestnut Grove Cemetery and Wreaths Across America!
What's Your Why? Volunteer Spotlight on Dennis Mills
"It’s grown, and every year, we have about four hundred people who come out for the ceremony. It’s phenomenal and a testament to this program and how people really get behind it. It's incredible when people come out of the woodwork to do what they can to help.”...
by Jack McNulty
by Jack McNulty
831 Dranesville Rd
Herndon, VA 20170
Directions to Cemetery
The cemetery is located at 831 Dranesville Road, Herndon, VA. Navigation systems do an adequate job finding the cemetery. Entrance into the cemetery will be from Dranesville Road only on the day of the ceremony. When you arrive, you will be directed to a specific parking spot. Please note that due to safety concerns, once you park in the cemetery, you will not be able to leave until the ceremony and the placement of the wreaths is complete. Vehicles will be directed to exit the cemetery onto Herndon Parkway only. Overflow parking and parking for those who may need to leave before the event is over is available across Dranesville Road at Herndon High School (700 Bennett Street).
Parking InstructionsParking on-site at the cemetery is limited, so carpooling is strongly encouraged. Enter from the Dranesville Road entrance (831 Dranesville Road) and you will be directed to available parking. Please note that the Herndon Parkway entrance will be closed on Saturday. Additional parking is available across the street from the cemetery at Herndon High School. If you may need to leave before the ceremony and wreath laying are complete, please park at the high school, since for safety reasons, cars will not be permitted to exit the cemetery while the event is in progress.
Ceremony and Volunteer Information
We are happy that you are willing to help with our Wreath Across America ceremony at Chestnut Grove 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.
- 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.