Volunteer Opportunities


Wreath Retrieval Day, Saturday, 14 Jan 2017


The time has come to pick up the wreaths that were placed at the Jacksonville National Cemetery during the 2016 Wreaths Across America Day Remembrance program.

For those with pickup trucks and trailers please be at the cemetery between 7:30 to 8:00am. All others please arrive no earlier than 8:15am. This time split will allow those with trucks and trailers to maneuver freely to get into position for the wreath pick up. Wreaths will NOT be picked up until after the informational briefing.

Our continuing thanks to John Arwood of Arwood Waste & Demolition for the donation of the cardboard recycling dumpster and the dumpsters to haul away the wreaths from this year’s program!

This year’s forecast is for Partly Sunny with a morning low of 57 degrees. As with the wreath laying, clean up is a rain or shine event.

Remember to bring cheap gloves to handle the wreaths, as the sap is still running! If you have a strong wooden pole or even a length of rope bring it, it will help remove a number of wreaths at one time and save your back!

We have set up an “Event” page on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/events/1766211153700024/.  If you are on Facebook please visit the event page and click that you are “Going”.

Please remember to visit our website, www.WreathsAcrossAmericaJacksonville.com and our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/WAAatJNC regularly to stay up to date on where we will have out table set up, the Adamec Join Us For Lunch cook out, the 2017 Kick Off Party and the 4th Annual Wreaths Across America Chili Cook Off.

Our early estimate for 2017 will need us to receive sponsorships for over 9100 wreaths to once again place a wreath upon every headstone at the Jacksonville National Cemetery.