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Wreaths Across America / Arlington National Cemetery Information (please note this is not a Ticket/Reservation/RSVP to volunteer).

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Please read the information below and be aware that all items related to this year’s initiative are subject to change given the current Covid pandemic. Please also note that this event page is an information posting only, and not a ticket/reservation/RSVP to attend Wreaths Across America.

There has been much debate and many changes related to this year's Wreath Across America program. As of this moment the event is taking place at Arlington National Cemetery, and elsewhere throughout the country. However, with many changes from prior years - including no need for volunteers at Arlington.

We’ve been participating in this event since 2009. In prior years anyone who so desired was welcome to participate and there were tens of thousands of volunteers at Arlington the past several years. Obviously given the Covid pandemic that is not feasible now as the number of volunteers needed to safely place the wreaths is far exceeded by the number interested in volunteering.

At this time Arlington National Cemetery is not accepting volunteers (anyone showing up on the morning of the 18th without proper security clearance in terms of when and where to show up - which has already been sent to those participating - will unfortunately be turned away).

Official Statement Link

https://www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/pages/14720

However, you can still participate in one of two ways.

First, you can volunteer at another Wreaths Across America site of which there are hundreds throughout the U.S.

Volunteer Link

https://www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/

Second, you can make a donation directly to Wreaths Across America to purchase wreaths as this initiative receives no government support and is publicly funded.

Donation Link

https://www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/

If you signed up through our Eventbrite page in hopes of volunteering at Arlington our apologies for the change of plans. This worked well in years past but we are all living under changing scenarios because of Covid. If you are so inclined you can still volunteer at one of the other cemeteries, or visit Arlington after the wreaths have been placed. However, in regard for public safety we hope that people will strongly consider staying home and staying safe this year. We ourselves will not be participating – for the first time since 2009. : (

If you made a donation through us for wreath purchases 100% of those funds are still going to Wreaths Across America.

If you made a donation through us for wreath purchases but wish to cancel it because of personal economics, not being able to go to Arlington, etc. that is no problem at all - simply “cancel” your donation RSVP and you will be refunded.

Any questions or concerns feel free to contact me - and I will be happy to respond to anything not addressed above (please read the event description before contacting me).

Thanks for your support and understanding!

What’s It Like Volunteering for Wreaths Across America / Arlington National Cemetery?

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What’s It Like Volunteering for Arlington Wreaths?

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Preview Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MACkmp47gzk&t=101s

 

Arlington Wreaths 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mN7qqTqzIfI&t=10s

 

Arlington Wreaths 2016

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRUyRbjYdSA&t=30s

 

Robert Kelleman

Washington, DC History & Culture

rkelleman@yahoo.com

202-821-6325 (text only)

Washington, DC History & Culture is a non-profit community organization that like many others promotes and helps provide volunteers for Wreaths Across America. We are not affiliated with Wreaths Across America or Arlington National Cemetery.

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