Wreaths Across America

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Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia

TAPS will join Wreaths Across America at Arlington National Cemetery to remember and honor our fallen heroes by placing wreaths on each grave and saying the name of each hero aloud. We invite all survivors to join us for this special act of remembrance.

TAPS will have a table at the corner of Halsey Drive and York Drive, between Sections 59 and 60, to provide warm drinks and offer emotional care and comfort through TAPS Peer Mentors and mental health professionals. TAPS will be onsite until 11 a.m.

Wreaths at Arlington National Cemetery


7 a.m. — Security screening opens at the Arlington National Cemetery Welcome Center (those screened before 7:45 a.m. will be directed to a holding area near the opening ceremony location)

7:45 a.m. — Wreath truck convoy arrives

8:15 a.m. — The Wreaths Across America opening ceremony begins at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial

8:30 a.m. — All gates into the cemetery grounds will be opened to the general public

9:15 a.m. — Wreath placement begins

Parking at the cemetery will be very restricted; only those with an Arlington National Cemetery Family Pass and vehicles with handicap permits will be allowed to park at the garage, which opens at 7 a.m. There is limited space available. Vehicles, even those with family passes, will not be allowed into the cemetery during this event. Use of the metro is highly encouraged. 

The event will draw tens of thousands of people from the general public, so we encourage TAPS families to participate as early in the morning as your schedule allows.

Visit the Wreaths Across America website to learn more about this event.

If you would like to let us know you're coming, please contact communityrelations@taps.org, or please feel free to show up that morning.