In December, the citizens of the Greater Fort Smith Region in partnership with Wreaths Across America will transform the Fort Smith National Cemetery into a beautiful scene to honor the service men and women of this community who made the ultimate sacrifice by placing wreaths on each of the 15,850+ headstones. We invite you to participate in this year’s event!
Friday, December 12, 2014 – Wreath Workshop
Fort Smith Convention Center, Hall C
9:00 A.M until complete (anticipate 12:30 P.M.)
Saturday, December 13, 2014 - Christmas Honors/Distribution of the Wreaths
Christmas Honors Event – Distribution of the Wreaths
Fort Smith National Cemetery
10:15 A.M. Service Branch Salute (Bell Tower)
10:30 A.M. Family Distribution – Reserved for families to lay wreaths. We appreciate your patience.
11:00 A.M. Nationwide Heroes Tribute Ceremony (Pavilion)
**Public distribution of wreaths to follow the ceremony.
Note: Changes to Saturday’s Schedule
Each year on the second Saturday of December, there is a simultaneous ceremony that is conducted at all U.S. National cemeteries across the nation. For CST, the ceremonies are conducted at 11:00 A.M. This ceremony time is absolute; therefore the Christmas Honors’ team abides by this time and has worked the day’s events with this important ceremony in mind. This year, the family distributions will before the ceremony as in previous years only it will start later in the day. The public distribution will immediately follow the ceremony.
Saturday, January 3, 2015
Wreath Pick Up and Storage
Fort Smith National Cemetery & Fort Smith Convention Center
8:30 A.M. until complete (Anticipate 12:00 P.M.)