Wreaths Across America Volunteer Event

Dec 14, 2019, 12:30 – 6:00 PM

Join your fellow Trailblazers on National Wreaths Across America Day! Each December on National Wreaths Across America Day, our mission to Remember, Honor and Teach is carried out by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies at over 1,500 National Cemeteries in all 50 U.S. states, at sea and abroad. Join us by helping lay the wreaths at the `12,000 headstones at the Jacksonville National Cemetery.

About this event

Join your fellow Trailblazers on National Wreaths Across America Day!

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 volunteering your time to help lay the wreaths at the `12,000 headstones at the Jacksonville National Cemetery.

Here is a link to the official page for Wreaths Across America at Jacksonville National Cemetery, which include all the details, including the full schedule:  http://www.wreathsacrossamericajacksonville.com/


There are a few different opportunities to volunteer your time, or just attend, if that is all you have time to do on this day.  I will provide an option to indicate when to expect you on the RSVP Form.

Option 1: If you are interested in helping to lay the wreaths on the headstones, then please be at the parking area by 9:30am.

Option 2: If you are only able to attend the ceremony, then please be at the parking area by 10:30am.

Option 3: If you are interested in helping to unload the wreaths after the trucks arrive with them, then please be at the parking area by 7:30.  I  (Marc Lester) have participated in this event for the past several years, and I will mention that the arrival of the trucks is a pretty impressive site, as they are escorted by a couple hundred motorcycles.


****IMPORTANT:  PARKING INSTRUCTIONS****

There is a lot of construction currently happening around the cemetery, and for that reason, all of those attending/volunteering are required to park at the Anheuser-Busch Turf Plant located at 16163 Lem Turner Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32218.  There will be shuttles running back and forth throughout the entire event day.  The only exception is for handicapped persons, which are allowed to park directly at the cemetery.


I have also created a GroupMe group to coordinate logistics for this event, as the cemetery is large and broken up by sections, and I will not know in which section we will be needed until I get there the morning of the event.  http://bit.ly/2Y12oKk

I hope everyone can join us for this volunteer opportunity.

Your Group Leader,

Marc Lester

When

When

Saturday, December 14, 2019
12:30 PM – 6:00 PM UTC

Agenda

Arrive to help unload wreaths from trucks
Arrive to help lay wreaths on headstones
Arrive to attend the ceremony

Group Leaders

  • Marc Lester

    Coastal Cloud

    Community Group Leader

  • Angela Moten

    EDP

    Community Group Leader

  • Rich Englhard

    Englhard Consulting

    Community Group Leader

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