Subject: 2012 Arlington Wreath Update AW-6
For those still interested in helping with the placement of wreaths at Arlington National Cemetery on Saturday, December 15, 2012. We continue to work with the cemetery officials in obtaining the details for this year's event. When we finalize them we will be putting the details on the Wreaths Across America web page at www.wreathsacrossamerica.org and on the Arlington Wreath's facebook pages at www.facebook.com/ArlingtonWreaths and www.facebook.com/WAAHQ so please check out these links later for all the details.
We do know that we will start with a short welcome/briefing at 9:30am at the Memorial Amphitheater near the Tomb of the Unknowns. The Cemetery will be open to the public at 8:00amwith limited free parking in the Visitor's Center Parking Lot starting at 8:00am up to 1:00pm. Parking will be very limited so we encourage the use of Metro if possible. Only those with a valid ANC Family Pass or Handicap Permit will be allowed to drive into the Cemetery proper to park.
General wreath laying will begin about 10:00am after the opening ceremony. There will be special wreath ceremonies at the President Kennedy's family memorial at 11:00am, at the Mast of the Battleship USS Maine at 11:30am, and a final special wreath ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns at 12 Noon. There is no other sign-up or registration required. Just show up at the designated time and place. It is our goal to cover the entire cemetery this year, some 224,000 plus graves, but we need your support. You and your friends can also help us reach our goal to cover all of the graves at Arlington by going to the web sites mentioned and sponsoring a wreath or two. The cost is only $15 per wreath, a small price to honor and remember those who have given us our freedoms with their sacrifices. Again I thank you for your interest and support.
Arlington Wreath Project Coordinator