Wreaths Across America 2012
12/3/2012 12:00:00 AM
The annual Wreaths Across America event will be held at Arlington National Cemetery Saturday, December 15, 2012. This year, the Wreaths Across America organization will mark the laying of the one-millionth remembrance wreath. To volunteer, join us at the Memorial Amphitheater at 9:30 a.m. for the Opening Ceremony. At the ceremony volunteers will receive a short briefing then move to the designated areas of the cemetery to participate in the laying of wreaths at headstones. There will be free parking in the visitor’s parking garage at Arlington from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Parking is also available at the Pentagon. For more information, go to www.wreathsacrossamerica.org

Family members with permanent parking passes will be allowed to access the cemetery as usual. No temporary passes will be issued.

8 a.m. Arlington National Cemetery gates open to public
8:15 a.m. Ceremonial Wreaths Across America Truck Parade arrives Arlington Main entrance (time approx)
9:30 a.m. Opening Ceremony (Memorial Amphitheater)
9:45 a.m. Flyby of HMX1 helicopters (tentative)
10 a.m. Wreath laying begins throughout the cemetery
11 a.m. Wreath laying ceremony at President Kennedy’s grave
11:30 a.m. Wreath laying ceremony at USS Maine Mast
Noon Wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns