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Volunteers Needed to Place Wreaths at Quantico National Cemetery!

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Quantico National Cemetery

18424 Joplin Road

Triangle, VA 22172

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Wreaths Volunteering In The Rain? Yes - Let’s Roll!

Friday Update …….

There is a chance of rain on Saturday. As of now the event is still a go - even if it rains - dress appropriately.

However, please continue monitoring email and social media for updates:

https://www.facebook.com/DCHistoryAndCulture/

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Please!!!! Note the time change for wreath laying:

The Wreath Laying is at Shelter D. 10:00am

The Memorial Ceremony starts at 12noon

Expect a high volume of traffic and limited parking. If at all possible, carpool.

There is rain in the forecast, but the wreath laying and the Memorial Ceremony are scheduled as planned. Weather proof clothing is advised.

We hope to see you tomorrow!

Thank you!





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Thank you for volunteering with the Quantico National Cemetery's annual Wreaths Across America program.

Since 1992 the non-profit organization Wreaths Across America coordinates wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery, as well as over 1,100 additional locations in all 50 U.S. states, at sea, and abroad, including Quantico National Cemetery.

All are welcome to volunteer, including children and community organizations. The goal is to place 6,000 wreaths.

There are no tickets for this event - just show up. Pre-registration (Facebook/Eventbrite/etc.) through Washington, DC History & Culture, while not required, will allow you to receive event updates via email or social media and allow us to know how many people to expect.

SCHEDULE - SUBJECT TO CHANGE


The Wreath Laying is at Shelter D. 10:00am

The Memorial Ceremony starts at 12noon


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This program is being promoted for Wreaths Across America by the non-profit community organization Washington, DC History & Culture:

“bringing people together to experience the history and culture of Washington, DC.”

For more programs visit us at:

https://www.Instagram.com/DCHistoryAndCulture

https://www.Facebook.com/DCHistoryAndCulture

https://www.Meetup.com/DCHistoryAndCulture

https://DCHistoryAndCulture.Eventbrite.com

#DCHistoryAndCulture

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Event Information - Please Read Carefully!

Registration: This event is open to the public and all are welcome including children and groups (but not non-service animals). No tickets are required, just show up. We are just posting this event info as a public-service type announcement. Pre-registration with us, while not required, will allow volunteers to receive event updates via email and/or social media 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, although they are welcome to do so in order to receive event updates.

Wreath Donations: This is not a government-funded event and no tax dollars are used for this program. Instead, all the wreaths are purchased through the generous donations of individuals and various organizations. To make a donation please visit the following web link: http://www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/#join-us

Weather: This event will take place in all but extreme weather conditions (e.g. a blizzard). If it’s on the calendar, then we’re proceeding as scheduled.

Placing a Wreath at a Specific Grave Site: We expect many volunteers on Wreath Day and it would be impossible to "save" a particular grave site for a person to place a wreath. Our best suggestion would be for you to bring a friend or relative with you. Arrive early and have the person with you go directly to your interested grave site to stand by the site. Then you go to the closest wreath truck for that section to await receiving a wreath. Should another volunteer come up to place a wreath on that site, the person standing by the site could request the volunteer to move to another grave as you will be bringing a wreath for that site. That's the best we can do. Officials request that only one wreath be placed on each marker as in those instances of dual burials, the remains are placed on the front side of the marker.

Wreath Laying Protocol: The wreaths are placed ribbon up-ward. Also, out of respect and understanding of the beliefs and traditions of the Jewish Faith, we have been asked that volunteers be advised to not place a Remembrance Wreath on any marker which has the Jewish Religious symbol of the Star of David on it. However, we ask that you still pause, read and say the name of that veteran to thank them for their service and sacrifices. If you do see a Jewish marker with a wreath on it, assume that a family member placed it there and do not remove it. The wreaths sponsored, donated and delivered to Quantico National Cemetery become "government property" once they arrive into the cemetery. They are NOT TO BE REMOVED from the cemetery for placement at any other location. As this is a cemetery appropriate behavior is expected at all times.

Arlington National Cemetery Wreaths Across America Program

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MACkmp47gzk&t=35s

https://www.facebook.com/events/326467897902474/

Additional Questions: Please read the event description before asking questions. Anything that can’t be answered by the above event description, Google, or common sense please let us know.

Thanks!

Robert Kelleman

rkelleman@yahoo.com

202-821-6325 (text only)

https://www.linkedin.com/in/robertkelleman/

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