National Wreaths Across America Day
Arlington National Cemetery
Saturday, December 18, 2021

 

This year, volunteers will be required to register in order to participate in the public wreath-laying. We are committed to ensuring the safety of all those that want to participate, and as such, will have designated entry gates and times for a limited number of registered volunteers to enter.


EVENT INFORMATION

Arlington National Cemetery

is located at 1 Memorial Avenue, Arlington, Virigina

Click Here for a map of the three Arlington National Cemetery access gate options.

REGISTER  SOUTH GATE

South Gate is located at the end of South Gate Road, accessible from Columbia Pike and adjacent to the US Air Force Memorial. Is a 15-minute walk from the Pentagon metro stop; walk west on Columbia Pike, under the Rte. 27 overpass and up to the intersection of Columbia Pike and S. Joyce St. 

The entry times will open up as the previous hour is filled.  The first wave of volunteers will be admitted at 0800 hours on Saturday, December 18, 2021.  Once the capacity is met for the first hour, the 0900 hours will open and so on until the daily capacity is met.

REGISTER MEMORIAL GATE

The Memorial Avenue Gate is located at the end of Memorial Avenue just west of Arlington Memorial Bridge and Potomac Park.  It is a 5 minute walk from the Arlington Cemetery Metro stop; walk west on Memorial Avenue. 

The entry times will open up as the previous hour is filled.  The first wave of volunteers will be admitted at 0800 hours on Saturday, December 18, 2021.  Once the capacity is met for the first hour, the 0900 hours will open and so on until the daily capacity is met.

 

REGISTER ORD & WEITZEL GATE

The Ord & Weitzel Gate is located on the north side of the cemetery near the US Marine Corps Memorial (Iwo Jima).  It is a 15-minute walk from the Rosslyn metro stop; walk south on N. Meade St., across Arlington Blvd., and through the US Marine Corps Memorial park. 

The entry times will open up as the previous hour is filled.  The first wave of volunteers will be admitted at 0800 hours on Saturday, December 18, 2021.  Once the capacity is met for the first hour, the 0900 hours will open and so on until the daily capacity is met.


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We are committed to ensuring the safety of all those that want to participate, and as such, will have designated gates and times for a limited number of registered volunteers to enter. Arlington National Cemetery and Wreaths Across America reserve the right to make necessary changes to this plan, including reducing the number of volunteers allowed into the cemetery, as well as cancellation of the event as dictated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and relevant state and local laws and as circumstances evolve. The safety of our guests is our primary concern and will be the foundation of any change.

Please Note
July 29, 2021-per Arlington National Cemetery

Effective July 29, 2021, the DoD has directed that all individuals, regardless of vaccination status, wear masks in indoor settings at Department of Defense installations and facilities in areas of substantial or high transmission, as defined by the CDC, to protect against rising COVID-19 cases. This applies to all service members, federal personnel, contractors, and visitors when indoors at all properties owned by the Department in those areas, in accordance with updated CDC guidelines. All defense personnel should continue to comply with CDC guidance regarding areas where masks should be worn. The Department will review and revise all applicable Force Health Protection guidance to address the new CDC guidelines. 
 
Proof of registration will be required for every attendee/volunteer – please bring confirmation to be scanned.

All visitors 16 years of age and older (pedestrians, drivers, and passengers) must present valid photo identification upon entering the cemetery. Original documentation is required. Paper copies or cell phone photos of identification are not accepted. 

  • Visitors 18 years of age and older must present a valid U.S. state or federal government-issued photo identification for entry. 
  • Visitors 16 and 17 years old who do not have a U.S. state or federal government-issued photo identification may present official school-issued photo identification for entry. 
  • Persons who are not U.S. citizens must present a valid passport or U.S. State Department-issued photo identification for entry.
 
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