The annual Wreaths Across America event will be held at Arlington National Cemetery on Saturday, December 12, 2015.
The gates will open at 8 am. We will gather inside the visitor’s center and leave around 8:30 for the opening ceremony and orientation session. Please wear your yellow shirt if possible so we can recognize you! We will then move to designated areas of the cemetery to participate in the laying of wreaths at headstones. If you aren’t with our group, do not worry – laying the wreaths is more important than finding everyone. Please DRESS WARMLY (gloves help to not get poked by the wreaths) and use the Metro to visit the cemetery – no general parking will be permitted in the Welcome Center Garage. ALL are welcome so bring your friends.
Schedule of Events
8:00 a.m. — Arlington National Cemetery gates open to public
8:30 a.m. — Ceremonial Wreaths Across America Truck Parade arrives at Arlington’s Main entrance
9:00 a.m. — Opening Ceremony (McClellan Gate near the entrance of the cemetery)
10:00 a.m. — Wreath laying begins throughout the cemetery
11:00 a.m. — Wreath laying ceremony at President Kennedy’s grave
11:30 a.m. — Wreath laying ceremony at USS Maine Mast
12 Noon — Wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
If you are interested in sponsoring a wreath, more information can be found HERE