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Join us on National Wreaths Across America Day

Saturday, December 16th, 2023

Jacksonville National Cemetery

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Our Wreath Goal This Year:

Schedule of Events

Buses will begin at 8:00 am shuttling the general public from the offsite parking to JNC
(off site parking address listed at the bottom of this page).

When you arrive at JNC and depart the bus there will be a welcome tent where you can check in. Golf carts will be available to transport the handicap around the cemetery.  If you have questions once at JNC you can look for a volunteer in an orange vest to help.

Golf Carts will be available to transport the handicapped around the cemetery.

Saturday, December 16th, 2023

6:00 am

WAA Staff Arrives at JNC
Motorcycle Escort stages at the AMC parking lot in Yulee.

7:00 am

Onsite Parking Committee arrives, Section Leaders and Teams Arrive at JNC, Check in, Get Orange Vest

8:00 am

Buses begin running between the Turf Plant and JNC

9:00 am

Motorcycle escort and tractor trailers leave YULEE heading to JNC

9:30 am

Wreaths arrive at JNC and offloading and staging begins

10:30 am to 1:00 pm

Families ONLY are invited to place wreaths for family members

11:30 am

“Let Freedom Sing” chorus begins at assembly area

11:50 am

Presentation of the Steve Spikelmeier Award

12:00 pm

Ceremony to begin with a Nationwide moment of silence at the JNC assembly area and Ceremony begins after minute of silence and the WAA Script is read and Placement of ceremonial wreaths

Families are invited to place wreaths 

1:00 pm

The general public is invited to place wreaths

Please dress for the weather!

If it has been raining prior to our event the ground will be wet and in some places muddy.
Wear the appropriate footwear. The weather can change!!!
It may be cold in the morning but by the afternoon it can be hot out there.
Please dress in layers.

Wreath Retrieval Day

January 13, 2024

Meet at 9:30 am at the JNC information Center for a safety briefing then we begin collecting wreaths.
Please bring gloves and broomsticks or poles. The whole process will take less than an hour.



About Wreaths Across America at The Jacksonville National Cemetery

Each December on National Wreaths Across America Day, our mission to Remember, Honor and Teach is carried out by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery, as well as at more than 3,200 additional locations in all 50 U.S. states, at sea and abroad.

Join us by sponsoring a veterans’ wreath at the Jacksonville National Cemetery, volunteering or donating to a local fundraising group.

The Event Location

Jacksonville National Cemetery
4083 Lannie Rd
Jacksonville, FL 32218

Event Parking

Event Parking will be at the
Anheuser-Busch Turf Plant
at the corner of Lem Turner and Lannie Road
16163 Lem Turner Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32218

Handicap Parking

Parking on JNC property is reserved only
for cars with a handicap placard.

Jacksonville National Cemetery

Wreaths Across America at the Jacksonville National Cemetery

Get in Touch

Send us a message and we will get back with you as soon as possible.

Thank You.

Wreaths Across America at the Jacksonville National Cemetery.

Our Great Sponsors

Thanks to our sponsors for making the Wreaths Across America at the Jacksonville National Cemetery event FREE to attend!

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