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Published on Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Floral & Wreath Tributes at Gravesite

  • Fresh cut flowers may be placed on graves at any time. ANC provides portable temporary cones for flowers that the public may use. These cones can be found throughout the cemetery in centralized containers.
  • Artificial flowers may be placed on gravesites from October 10 through April 15.
  • The government does not assume any responsibility for damaged or missing flower arrangements.
  • Planting of flowers, shrubs, etc. is prohibited.
  • Potted plants are permitted 7 days before and 7 days after Easter Sunday.
  • Wreaths are permitted during the holiday season (from 1 December until 31 January).
  • Grave blankets and Christmas trees are prohibited.
  • Floral items will be removed from the gravesite as soon as they become faded and unsightly at the discretion of the cemetery.
  • Prohibited items include but are not limited to: ammunition, alcohol, knives or sharp objects, statues, vigil lights, flags, or glass objects of any nature, and any type of commemorative items-except for U.S. flags placed on the gravesites by government employees for Memorial Day.
  • Affixing or attaching any item to a headstone or niche cover is prohibited.
  • Flowers may be placed at the bottom of a column at the niche wall or in the Columbarium.
  • During lawn mowing and ground maintenance season, all floral items will be removed from the graves on the 1st and 15th of each month, or sooner if necessary.