Wreath Volunteer Form
We will try to accommodate volunteer preferences but need people who are willing to help in multiple roles. We have over 2000 specific placement requests by family members which require locating the grave and respectfully placing the wreath. The volunteer is given a list of 9 graves, usually in the same section, and a case of 9 wreaths. These placements can take time. Family members who are placing wreaths on their own loved ones graves may want to help here as these wreaths are laid before mass placement begins.
Once 9am arrives mass placement begins under the direction of a local Area or Section leader. Specific placement rules vary by section. Volunteers should help transport empty wreath cartons to the road and assist with loading them on vehicles or placing them in Recycling trailers.
On January 15 the wreaths will be removed by volunteers and transported to dumpsters. This normally begins at 8am and is finished before noon. DoD ID is required to access the base on this date.
Keep in mind that the cemetery is spread over 100 acres requiring good walking ability for most roles. This is a rain or shine event, so dress for conditions. Wreaths are prickly and sticky with sap so gloves and long sleeves are recommended. This is a wonderful opportunity to Teach kids about sacrifice, patriotism and the gratitude we owe to our veterans.