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Published on: Tuesday, May 14, 2024 read more ...

Thank you for your interest in volunteering for National Wreaths Across America Day at Arlington National Cemetery on December 16!

Here are a few tips to help you. Be mindful that these are hallowed grounds.

•   Please be respectful of all graves, turf, monuments and headstones, as well as other volunteers

•   Please be mindful of equipment operators, and follow the directions of ANC staff at all times.

•   Give vehicles and heavy equipment the right of way and let them pass in roadways.

•   Please follow instructions from ANC employees to have a safe experience.

•   Dress for the weather and bring water to stay hydrated during the event.

•   To protect your hands, we recommend bringing gloves to safely carry wreaths to gravesites.

•   Consult a map of the cemetery for locations of restrooms.

•   Download our ANC Explorer app for locations of gravesites.

•   We ask visitors not to lay wreaths on headstones marked with the Star of David, out of respect for Jewish traditions. However, please do not remove a wreath for any reason, in case a family has specifically placed it there.

•  Please only lay ONE wreath per headstone, memorial marker or columbarium niche. Please lay wreaths only at the fronts of headstones. 

•  If a child is lost, the reunification point will be at the funeral queueing lanes outside of the Administrative Building.

•  Visitors are encouraged to explore our Education Program ( to learn about the history of the cemetery and those laid to rest here.