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

Welcome to the {{Abigail Adams Chapter DAR}}'s Wreaths Across America Page. 

On December 14, 2024 at 11:00 am (Wreath Placement Immediately Following Ceremony), {{Abigail Adams Chapter DAR of Des Moines, IA}} will be helping {{Iowa Veterans Cemetery in Van Meter, IA}} 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 {{Abigail Adams Chapter DAR}} and Wreaths Across America!

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

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In Memory Of
by Shannon Scott for Jerald Scott, Navy, TEM3, Served From 1952 to 1953, Honored by Iowa Veterans Cemetery

In memory of Jerald Scott, a very special father and grandfather with a big heart who made us who we are and is missed every day. Let’s not forget he is always with us.

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In Honor Of for John Fogg, Army, Honored by Iowa Veterans Cemetery

Sgt. John Fogg, WWII John & Eric Fogg - Sergeants U.S. Army 30 years apart. I love you, Pop!

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Location Information

IAVCA - Iowa Veterans Cemetery
34024 Veterans Memorial Dr
Van Meter Exit
Adel, IA 50003, United States
Click here for the Iowa Veterans Cemetery Page

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December 14, 2024 at 11:00 am (Wreath Placement Immediately Following Ceremony)

Patrick Palmersheim, Susan Lunning

Directions to Cemetery

Navigation systems do an adequate job finding the cemetery. When you arrive, please follow the people and signs to the site of the ceremony itself.

Parking Instructions

There is plenty of parking at this cemetery, so feel free to park in any available spot.

Ceremony and Volunteer Information

We are happy that you are willing to help with our Wreath Across America ceremony at Iowa Veterans 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.

Our Locations

IAVCA - Iowa Veterans Cemetery

Welcome to IAVCA - Iowa Veterans Cemetery and thank you deeply for helping us with our goal to honor as many veterans as possible on Wreaths Across America Day, December 14, 2024 (Wreath Placement Immediately Following Ceremony). 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.