MEDIA ADVISORY: Wreaths Across America Event at National Cemetery Saturday

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On Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019, a Wreaths Across America wreath-laying ceremony will be hosted at the Fort Richardson National Cemetery at noon.

Wreaths Across America is a national nonprofit organization founded in 2007 to continue and expand the annual wreath-laying ceremony which began at Arlington National Cemetery in 1992 by Maine businessman Morrill Worcester.

This event will not have an open-access gate for the general public. Volunteers without a sponsor will need to go to the Boniface Visitor Center and provide a valid driver license, proof of insurance, and vehicle registration in order to obtain a pass.

Media who wish to cover the event must contact the JBER Public Affairs Office by sending an email to or call (907) 552-8160 by 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, and provide the name of the media outlet, the reporter and a phone number.

For station planning purposes, the ceremony is scheduled to last approximately 30 minutes.

For more information about the Wreaths Across America event at the Fort Richardson National Cemetery, contact Terry Michalski at 907-230-6729, or