Join us and be inspired as we honor our fellow Veterans who have since passed away by placing a wreath on their headstone in remembrance of them during this holiday season, for while we might not share the same blood, we share the same loyalty, which makes us all family.
Wreaths Across America is a national organization whose mission is to place a wreath at every headstone within every national cemetery. At the Richmond National Cemetery, there are 6,500 gravesites with currently only 1,118 gravesites which have wreaths placed upon them. Specific to Richmond National Cemetery, the local Wreaths Across America chapter's mission is to have a wreath placed at all 6,500 graves.
According to the National Park Service, the majority of these gravesites contain the remains of Union Soldiers interred after the end of the Civil War who fought in battles across the Richmond and Hampton Roads area. Click here for more information on the history of Richmond National Cemetery: https://www.nps.gov/nr/travel/national_cemeteries/virginia/richmond_national_cemetery.html.
During this time of the year, while our hearts are in the season of giving, lets demonstrate that we remember those who came before us by striving to place a wreath at each gravesite. At 12 pm, there will be a short ceremony, after which, we will begin the wreath placement. So put on your blue TMC t-shirt, with your cold weather gear, bring your family and friends and lets make a significant impact towards mission completion!
See you there!
What To Wear
TMC blues;Cold weather;Closed-Toe Shoes
What to Bring
Cold weather gear, your water bottle (water and Gatorade will be provided), and a great attitude!
Kids (under 13)
When and where
December 16, 2023
12:00 PM - 04:00 AM (America/New_York)
Richmond National Cemetery
1701 Williamsburg Rd.
Free parking on-site
Richmond National Cemetery 1701 Williamsburg Rd Richmond, VA 23231