Wreaths Across America 2017

Spend your Saturday with D.C. Tar Heels at  WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA🇺🇸     

Join your  D.C. Carolina Club, other area alumni groups and hundreds of other volunteers, on Saturday, Dec. 16 at 8:30 a.m. to lay Christmas wreaths on Arlington National Cemetery’s grave sites. The time-honored tradition began in 1992 and has grown as more and more volunteers step forward to lay wreaths. It is an amazing and unique D.C. experience that you’ll never forget.

UNC welcomes all alums, friends, and family to join our team in the 2017 Wreaths Across America ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery. We will meet in front of the Women’s Memorial (pictured above, or look for the UNC banner) for a group photo at 8:30 am (note: updated timeline from previous years). Be sure to wear Carolina Blue!!

Please dress to spend all of your time outside, wear some Carolina blue, and thick gloves will be helpful!

Once you arrive at the Women’s Memorial, look for the Carolina blue. Use the Metro for stops that can access the cemetery including Roslyn, Pentagon and Pentagon City. Plan accordingly to take the metro (parking is not available at the cemetery. You can park on the other side of Memorial Bridge by Lincoln Memorial & walk over the bridge), and we highly recommend bringing gloves for handling the wreaths.

**All attendees must go through security screening before entering the cemetery and bags will be searched. Please allow ample time for crowded conditions.**

SIGN UP HERE TODAYhttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/wreaths-across-america-2017-tickets-39863789668

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS (Note: earlier than previous years)
7:00AM: Metro rail opens (system-wide)
7:00AM: ANC Welcome Center Screening Begins
7:45AM: Wreaths Across America Truck Convoy arrives
8:15AM: Opening Ceremony at the Women in Military Service for American Memorial
8:30AM: Arlington National Cemetery Gates open
8:30AM: CAN/UNC GROUP PHOTO (allow time for crowds to clear/enter; CAN/UNC group to gather)
9:15AM: Wreath laying begins across cemetery

To sponsor a wreath, visit: https://wreaths.fastport.com/donateLocation.html?page=21912

For any questions regarding WAA, please check their website: www.wreathsacrossamerica.org.

For any questions regarding UNC’s participation in the event, contact  dc.carolinaclub@gmail.com

Wreaths Across America is a national nonprofit organization with more than 500 plus participating locations nationwide that carries out its mission to “Remember, Honor and Teach” by placing wreaths on veteran’s graves during the holiday season.

If you have any questions, please email us at dc.carolinaclub@gmail.com.

 

Date:
December 16, 2017
Time:
8:30 am — 12:00 pm
Location:
Arlington National Cemetery Arlington, VA 22211, USA