Event Details

Wreath Retirement & Clean-up Day

Every year volunteers place 245,000 wreaths at Arlington National Cemetery to honor our fallen veterans. Please join us on Saturday, January 20th for the retirement and clean-up of these wreaths. Retiring the wreaths in January is an important part of the wreath-laying process, and a wonderful opportunity for you and your family to come together and honor and remember our veterans.


Please click the link above to register for this event. You will not need a ticket to participate. This is only for us to track the number of attendees.

This event is open to all Nestlé employees and their families.

It is suggested that you leave any large bags, knapsacks, etc, at home or in your vehicles. Bottled water is okay.

Transportation and Event Parking Options

Welcome Center parking is only available to vehicles with Permanent ANC Family Gravesite Passes and those with valid Handicap Permits.

We highly encourage Metro use. Our meeting point is The Carillon Bell Tower on the cemetery's north side and the closest metro is the Rosslyn station. The other two available stops are Arlington Cemetery and Pentagon City. Please note: the Pentagon stop will be closed due to a police training mission.

Saturday, January 20th Agenda

9:00 AM: Meet at Carillon Bell Tower in Arlington. Adjacent to Arlington National Cemetery.

9:15 AM: Wreath clean-up begins.

12:00 PM: Event ends at noon but please come for as long as your morning allows.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

If you have any questions , please contact Leslie Reardon at [email protected] or 703.472.5603.

Thank you

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 and retiring wreaths on veteran’s graves during the holiday season.