Wreaths Across America 2015
LET NO HERO BE FORGOTTEN
Sponsor a Wreath for a Veterans Grave at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery Elwood, Illinois
Name of Sponsor or Business:__________________________________
Is this for a grave specific at ALNC?
If so you must complete this form for each Veteran you are sponsoring a wreath for and mail to the address below.
Section & Grave Marker #:__________________________________________________
Contact Phone Number:_____________________________________________________
Will you be there to place the wreath yourself? Yes___ No ___
Make Check or Money Order Payable to: Wreaths Across America and mail to:
OCP WREATH PROJECT 611 Wilcox St. Joliet, IL. 60435
**Sponsorships for 2015 MUST be received by Nov. 21st 2015
Individual sponsorship: 1 Wreath $15.00 ____Family: 4 Wreaths $60.00 _____
Business: 10 Wreaths $150.00 ____ Corporate: 100 Wreaths $1500.00 ____
****Please note that you are ‘sponsoring’ wreaths to be placed on “ANY VETERANS” grave. However if you need a grave specific we will try our best to make it happen. We are all volunteer & have to rely on other volunteers to place the wreaths. If you can come out yourself that day to place it would be best if at all possible. Wreaths are not “bought’ through this program and cannot be taken from one Cemetery to another. Group ID: IL0013P
Wreaths Across America Ceremony will be held DEC. 12th 2015 AT 11am
Our goal & mission: To one day have a wreath for every Veterans grave at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, which is located at 20953 West Hoff Road. Elwood, IL. 60421
Dec 13th 2014 over: 6000 Wreaths were placed by volunteers. Dec 12th 2015 there will be approximately 41,000 Veterans buried at ALNC. We are a long way from our goal.
The ceremony is held at 11am ( always 11am CST) on the 12th. Wreaths are placed AFTER the ceremony. The ceremony usually lasts about 20 minutes. It is all outside so be prepared for weather of all kinds. The WAA Ceremony is held across the Country at hundreds of National & State Cemeteries on the same day & at the same time.
All ages are welcome to attend. The Mission of WAA is to Remember, Honor & Teach.
ANYONE can sponsor a wreath to be placed on ANY Veterans grave. We want to Honor all who have served. So please help! $15.00 to sponsor & WAA donate back $5. For every wreath that comes through us to Operation Care Package.
Wreaths can be sponsored year round. Anything that comes in to us later than Nov. 30th 2015 will go towards the next year’s wreaths.
We have a flag line. Up to 150 American flags on 10 ft. poles are held by Veterans, Military & ROTC, and Fire & Police. Want to join in holding a flag & pole? Show up at 10am & see Tom.
Every year we hold a free luncheon awards. Donations of food come from anyone wanting to donate a dish, buy items or help with paper plates, bottled water or coffee. Anyone is welcome to make a dish or sponsor some of the above to keep this event free for everyone to enjoy. This is held at Stone City VFW Joliet.
The delivery of wreaths, ceremony, flag line, Color & Honor Guards, the fluffing of wreaths removal of boxes and everything else that happens this day and days before is
We couldn’t do this without everyone’s help. We hope that you’ll be able to help us reach our goal and make sure that at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery no hero is forgotten.
Please for grave specific I must have in early. Preferably no later than Nov. 21st 2015
If you prefer to order online through the Wreaths Across America website please
Include the cemetery ID: ILALNE and group number ID: IL0013P
If you sponsored a ‘GRAVE SPECIFIC’ and you plan on attending, you will pick up this form prior to the 11am ceremony at the volunteer tent. You will get your wreath to place at the section after the ceremony.
You may email Debbie at firstname.lastname@example.org or call if you have questions.