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Wreaths Across America Stops Near Annapolis

Wreaths Across America Stops Near Annapolis

Annapolis, MD (12-8-11) As part of an annual wreath laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery that incorporates volunteer efforts from across the nation, Annapolis Mayor Joshua J. Cohen is proud to announce that Wreaths Across America will be stopping near Annapolis before traveling to D.C.
While passing through Anne Arundel County, the convoy will stop at the World War II Memorial, on Route 450, Friday, December 9 for a ceremony which is co-hosted by the City of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County, with the United States Naval Academy participating as a special guest. Mayor Cohen will be part of the ceremony which will begin promptly at 1:15 p.m.

The next day, on Saturday, December 10, volunteers from Fort Meade and Anne Arundel County will place 600 wreaths in the Annapolis National Cemetery, located at 800 West Street.

This year’s journey by Wreaths Across America, known as the world’s largest veteran’s parade, began Sunday, December 6 in Maine and will end Saturday, December 10 in Washington D.C. with the 8:30 a.m. opening ceremony at the Memorial Amphitheater near the Tomb of the Unknowns.

Eight, 18-wheeler trucks will carry the wreaths, made by 175,000 volunteers from all 50 states, to Arlington National Cemetery for the annual ceremony. Other ceremonies will also take place at veteran memorials throughout D.C.  

The public is invited to attend all of the ceremonies mentioned.

Wreaths Across America is a nonprofit organization with the mission “Remember, Honor, Teach.”  With the help of sponsors, donors and volunteers WAA continues the annual tribute of laying wreaths in veteran cemeteries across the United States. WAA is dedicated to spreading their message about the importance of remembering our fallen heroes, honoring those who serve, and teaching our children about the sacrifices made by veterans and their families to preserve our freedoms. For more information, go to