Please note this event has been postponed to February 13 due to inclement weather.
The information on this page has been upated to reflect the change of date.
Each year thousands of volunteers visit Arlington National Cemetery to help lay wreaths for the veterens buried in the cemetery. And every January, Wreaths Across America reconvenes volunteers to help clean-up the wreaths after the holidays.
Please join fellow YPFP members at Arlington National Cemetery on January 30 to help Wreaths Across America with this important community service.
At 8:30am there will be a short Volunteer Instructional Briefing at the McClellan Arch Gate located just off Eisenhower Drive between Section 33 and 12, on McClellan Drive. Wreath clean-up will start at approximately 8:45am.
Volunteers are asked to pick up ONLY those WAA wreaths placed in December leaving any other wreaths or decorations in place.
There will be dumpsters placed throughout the cemetery to dispose of the wreaths. We have a very limited number of dumpsters available so we ask the volunteers to pack the wreaths as tight as possible in the dumpsters and to stay available at least until 1:00pm, if possible, to help with any extra wreath disposal needed as some dumpsters will be emptied and brought back to locations to be refilled. We have found it helpful if you bring a stick, pole, rope, rake or something equivalent to support carrying multiple wreaths per dumpster trip. Please dress for the weather and wear gloves and water-proof footwear.
YPFP will be convening volunteers at 8:00a-8:15a to go as a group. Please meet us outside the Arlington National Cemetery Metro Station. We will be gathering to the west of the Metro entrance on the north side of the street (by the sign).