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

Welcome to the Martenson Family of Funeral Homes (MI0124)'s Wreaths Across America Page. 

On Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 12:00 PM, Martenson Family of Funeral Homes (MI0124) will be helping Great Lakes 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 Martenson Family of Funeral Homes (MI0124) 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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Ceremony Details

Location Information

Great Lakes National Cemetery (MIGLNH)
4200 Belford Rd
Holly, MI 48442
Click here for the Great Lakes 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 the cemetery. When you arrive, the ceremony with be at the Assembly Area, just south of the Administration Building.

Parking Instructions

NEW THIS YEAR!!!  Parking will be off-site at local businesses on Holly Road with free MTA Shuttle service provided.  Parking for the Wreaths Across America National Day was moved off-site for everyone's safety and to help minimize the traffic congestion in and around the cemetery.  Additional instructions and maps will be available soon!

Parking at the cemetery will be limited to handicap vehicles.  When the off-site parking lots are full, vehicles will be directed to the cemetery to park at the open area by the Main Entrance.  

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.

Our Locations

Welcome to Great Lakes National Cemetery (MIGLNH) and thank you deeply for helping us with our goal to honor as many veterans as possible on Wreaths Across America Day, Saturday, December 14, 2019. Please click "View" to learn more about our effort or to volunteer to help or click "Sponsor" to purchase wreaths that will be laid on the graves of our fallen heroes by our loyal volunteers....