Saturday, 15 Dec 2018 8:00 AM
Arlington National Cemetery
Join us on National Wreaths Across America Day – December 15, 2018
Each December on National Wreaths Across America Day, our mission to Remember, Honor and Teach is carried out by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery, as well as over 1,200 additional locations in all 50 U.S. states, at sea, and abroad.
Ceremony On: 12/15/18
Ceremony At: 9:30 am
Address: Arlington National Cemetery, 1 Memorial Ave, Fort Myer, VA 22211
Join us at the McClellan Gate (https://www.google.com/maps/place/McClellan+Gateemail@example.com,-77.070865,17z/data=!4m13!1m7!3m6!1s0x89b7b6effa3a9e4d:0x2e88f076d9242a6d!2sArlington+National+Cemetery!3b1!8m2!3d38.8783252!4d-77.068671!3m4!1s0x0:0xa8aaa715facd7322!8m2!3d38.8787975!4d-77.0671559)
located just off of Eisenhower Drive, on McClellan Drive, between Sections 33 and 12 on Saturday, December 16, 2017, at 9:30AM for the Opening Ceremony. The public will be allowed entry to the cemetery at 8:00AM. The ceremony will provide some introductory remarks and a short briefing to provide basic information to volunteers. It is not necessary to attend the opening ceremony to be able to place wreaths. If you would like, you can proceed to any truck in any section of the cemetery and await the 10:00 AM start.
Laying the Wreaths
After the ceremony, volunteers will move to the trucks located throughout the cemetery where they will participate in the laying of wreaths on headstones beginning at 10:00AM. We want to remind you that when you place the wreath, you may be the first person to visit that particular grave in years, so we hope you will take time to read the stone and honor the memory of that hero. Our theme for this year is to “#I’mAnAmericanYesIAm.”
Parking at Arlington National Cemetery on Wreath Day will be VERY RESTRICTIVE. Parking at the ANC Welcome Center Garage will be available ONLY to those with ANC Family Passes and/or valid Handicap Permits. Keep checking for additional details later in the year. We suggest volunteers to utilize the Metro Rail System to get to the Cemetery.
Again for the safety of all involved, parking at the ANC Welcome Center Main Gate Parking Facility will be very restricted. ANC officials have advised that the ANC Welcome Center parking garage will only be for individual vehicles with an authorized ANC Family Pass and vehicles with valid Handicap Permits. Those with Handicap Permits will later be directed out into the Cemetery itself through the Administration Building gate to park in the Administrative Parking lot adjacent to Section 54, which is a more level section of grave sites within the cemetery more suited for individuals with mobility restrictions.
No private vehicles will be allowed to enter the Cemetery grounds until after 3:00pm on Wreath Day. There will be no General Public parking at the Welcome Center until after 2:00pm on Wreath Day. There will be Bus parking available in the Welcome Center garage for 33 buses.
Due to the limited and restricted parking requirements, we encourage volunteers to park elsewhere and use the Blue Line Metro Rail system to the Arlington Cemetery Station stop.
Arlington Wreath Project Coordinator