Wreaths Across America Ceremony Will Be Held On December 14 This Year

The annual Wreaths Across America event will be held on Saturday, December 14, starting with an opening ceremony at 8.30 am.

In one of the most moving ceremonies in the country, thousands of volunteers will gather at Arlington National Cemetery to honor the fallen veterans by laying wreaths at their graves. There’s still a need for more volunteers to help lay the wreaths, and sponsors to help pay for the wreaths. As of Monday this week, over 70, 000 wreaths have been sponsored — just over a quarter of the 253,000 graves across the cemetery.

Just like in past years, cemetery officials are strongly advising attendees to use public transit to get to the wreath-laying event. Since there’re so many volunteers expected, the officials recommend using the nearby Rosslyn and Pentagon Metro stops instead of the cemetery station.

“The annual tradition provides another opportunity for visitors to honor the service and sacrifice of our service members, veterans, and their families laid to rest within our hallowed grounds,” the cemetery said via social media.

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