Wreaths Across America with the DC Alumni Club

Saturday, December 16, 2017

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Arlington Cemetery | 1 Memorial Drive, Arlington, VA 22211

Cost: Free

Join your fellow Blue Hen Alumni and the Capital Alumni Network to volunteer at the Arlington Cemetery (ANC) for the annual Wreaths Across America. Each December, thousands of volunteers descend on the famous cemetery to lay wreaths on the graves of the fallen soldiers. It is a truly moving event and we would love you to join us this year.

We will meet in front of the Women's Memorial for a group photo at 8:30 a.m. Look for the UD flag and CAN banner. Please note the earlier timeline than in previous years:

7:00 a.m.: Metro rail opens system-wide
7:00 a.m.: ANC Welcome Center screening begins
7:45 a.m.: Wreaths Across America truck convoy arrives
8:15 a.m.: Opening Ceremony at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial
8:30 a.m.: ANC gates open
8:30 a.m.: Group photo
9:15 a.m.: Wreath laying begins

Please dress to spend all of your time outside, and we highly recommend bringing gloves for handling the wreaths. All attendees must go through security screening before entering the cemetery and bags will be searched. Please allow ample time for crowded conditions.

To sponsor a wreath, use group ID VA0010.

Public transportation: Arlington Cemetery on the Blue Line is closest Metro stop. The Rosslyn stop is a half mile away. Parking is not available.

Registration closes December 15. Registration is encouraged so we have a head count, but walk-ins are welcome.

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