Wreaths Across America Community Service Event in Arlington, VA
December 14, 2013
Join the UMass Amherst DC Alumni Network to honor fallen heroes in the Annual Wreath Laying Ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, sponsored by Wreaths Across America.
Our group will meet at the gates near the Visitor's Center at 8:00 a.m. under the UMass banner. Please remember that this event is outdoors and dress appropriately. The schedule is as follows:
8:00 a.m.: Arlington National Cemetery Gates open to public.
8:30 a.m.: Ceremonial Wreaths Across America Truck Parade arrives at Arlington Main entrance (time is approximate).
11:00 a.m.: Wreath laying ceremony at President Kennedy's grave.
11:30 a.m.: Wreath laying ceremony at the USS Battleship Main Mast.
12:00 p.m.: Wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
After each person finishes placing one or two wreaths, participants are free to leave, or stay for the formal ceremonies.