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Volunteer Corps Event: 12/15/18

Saturday, December 15, 2018 - 8AM-10:30AM EST
Venue Address: 
Arlington National Cemetery
Saturday, December 15, 2018 - 8AM-10:30AM EST
2018-12-15 08:00:00 2018-12-15 10:30:00 America/New_York Volunteer Corps Event: 12/15/18 See more details at: https://www.actiac.org/volunteer-corps-event-wreaths-across-america-2018 Arlington National Cemetery, , ,
Venue Address: 
Arlington National Cemetery

Event Details

Overview

 

 

 

Wreaths Across America is the nonprofit organization that annually places live wreaths on the graves of those who have served. Each December their mission to Remember, Honor and Teach is carried out by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery, as well as more than 1,400 additional locations in all 50 U.S. states, at sea and abroad

Wreaths Across America does not receive any government money. Most of their funds are from private individuals that sponsor wreaths, either for Arlington, or for other participating locations all over the US and beyond.
If you would like to donate to this cause please visit the Wreaths Across America website: http://www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/

If you would like to join a group of ACT-IAC members participating in this event please register on the right hand side of the page. Registration with us, while not required, will allow volunteers to receive event updates via email and allow us to know how many people to expect. If you are arriving as part of a group there is no need for every member of your group to register with us. There is also no age limit to participate. We encourage families to come together.

Weather: This event will take place in all but extreme weather conditions (e.g. a blizzard)

Parking information: No personally owned vehicles will be allowed on Arlington National Cemetery grounds during Wreaths Across America, Dec. 15, 2018, from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Metro use is highly encouraged.

More event information and FAQ is available by clicking the link on the right of this screen.

Schedule - Subject to change

7:00 AM - Metro rail opens (system wide)
8:00 AM - All gates into the cemetery grounds will be opened to the general public
8:30 AM - Opening Ceremony at the McClellan Gate
9:00 AM - Wreath laying to begin for all trucks and sections
10:00 AM - Wreath laying completed
10:00 AM - Wreath laying at President Taft site
10:30 AM - Wreath laying at President Kennedy site
11:00 AM - Wreath laying at USS Maine Memorial
12:00 PM - Wreath laying at Tomb of the Unknowns
 

If you have any questions about the event, please reach out to Chelsea Foster, Manager, Professional Development at cfoster@actiac.org