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Join us on National Wreaths Across America Day

Saturday, December 18th, 2021

Jacksonville National Cemetery

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Our Wreath Goal This Year:

Schedule of Events

****If you have signed up to volunteer through the national website and was asked to arrive at 12:00 or 1:00 please disregard that time and arrive between 9:00 and 10:00 am. ****

Saturday, December 18th, 2021

6:30 am

WAA Staff Arrives at JNC

7:00 am

Section Leaders Arrive at JNC, Check in, Get Orange Vest

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7:30 am

Section Teams and offload helpers arrive at JNC

8:00 am

Motorcycle escort and tractor trailers leave Hilliard heading to JNC

8:30 am

Motorcycle escort and tractor trailers arrive at JNC

9:00 am

Arrival time to JNC for community groups helping with offloading and placing of wreaths

12:00 pm

Nationwide moment of silence
Ceremony begins after minute of silence
WAA Script is read and Placement of ceremonial wreaths
No live audience, This will be done as a Facebook Live event

Due to National Cemetery Guidelines we have changed the order of WAA day. Wreath laying will begin as soon as the section leaders have confirmed their box count and they are offloaded from the trailers. The general public is asked to place ONE wreath at a time, say their name and then retrieve another wreath to repeat again. We are required to stay socially distant so if a WAA Section Leader or a JNC staff member asks you to change sections so that section is not as crowded, and you do not have a family member in that section, please oblige by changing sections.

Family members will not have a designated time on December 18th to place their wreaths. Due to certain limitations we ask family members of loved ones to place an American flag the week prior to December 18th to let volunteers know that a family member will be present to place their own remembrance wreath. Section leaders will not place a wreath on a headstone with an American flag until we are at the end of the event. We do not know how long this will take but we should be finished placing wreaths by 1:00 PM. All wreaths will be placed by 2:00 PM.

Parking is offsite at the Anheuser-Busch turf plant 16163 Lem Turner Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32218 (corner of Lem Turner and Lannie road). Buses will transport people to and from the cemetery from approximately 8:00 AM until 1:00 PM. The only people who are able to park on JNC property that day will be those with handicap placards. JNC will have golf carts to transport people from handicapped parking to the section of their loved one.

WAA volunteers and the general community are asked not to gather in large groups. Please respect the cemetery staff and their policies and stay socially distant while on JNC property. We are guests of JNC and should act accordingly.

Please remember the focus of placing a “Remembrance Wreath” is to say their name and honor their memory. Please only place 1 wreath at a time and then go to retrieve another wreath. Please do not carry more than 1 wreath at a time. There is a lot of walking that happens during our event and it may seem “inconvenient” to only carry 1 wreath at a time, but this is the mission of Wreaths Across America and it is the very least that these veterans deserve.

BE THEIR WITNESS

 

About Wreaths Across America at The Jacksonville National Cemetery

Each December on National Wreaths Across America Day, our mission to Remember, Honor and Teach is carried out by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery, as well as at more than 1,500 additional locations in all 50 U.S. states, at sea and abroad.

Join us by sponsoring a veterans’ wreath at the Jacksonville National Cemetery, volunteering or donating to a local fundraising group.

The Event Location

Jacksonville National Cemetery
4083 Lannie Rd
Jacksonville, FL 32218

Event Parking

Event Parking will be at the
Anheuser-Busch Turf Plant
at the corner of Lem Turner and Lannie Road
16163 Lem Turner Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32218

Handicap Parking

Parking on JNC property is reserved only
for cars with a handicap placard.

Jacksonville National Cemetery

Wreaths Across America at the Jacksonville National Cemetery

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Wreaths Across America at the Jacksonville National Cemetery.

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