Wreath-Laying Ceremonies – Tomb of the Unknowns Arlington National Cemetery

Many groups and individuals visiting Arlington National Cemetery wish to lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns. Requests for such a ceremony must be made in advance with cemetery officials. While every effort is made to accommodate such requests, some people are disappointed because their request was not made early enough and the dates that they desire are already filled.

For school and civic organizations coming to Washington, D.C., that wish to lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns. A representative of the requesting organization must write to Arlington National Cemetery, Attn: Public Wreath Ceremonies, Arlington ,Virginia 22211 on organizational letterhead. The sender should indicate on the outside of the envelope that it is a “wreath-laying request.” The letter should indicate when the group is visiting, its schedule limitations, and complete contact information. A representative of Arlington National Cemetery Public Wreath Coordinator will thereafter call to make further arrangements and provide further instructions should the date appear open. No fax, e-mail or telephone requests are accepted.


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