Each December, thousands of community volunteers from all over the region come together to transform the Fort Smith National Cemetery by placing one wreath on each of the thousands of headstones in honor of every man and woman’s service to our country.
***NEW DAY OF THE WEEK THIS YEAR***
Wednesday, December 5th, 2018
9:00am – 2:00pm
Fort Smith Convention Center
We will place the completed wreaths along the curbs at the ceremony in preparation for the laying event on Saturday. Please do not touch/lay any wreaths until the designated time(s) Saturday morning, 12/8.
Saturday, December 8, 2018
Christmas Honors Event – Laying of the Wreaths
Fort Smith National Cemetery
****Event will take place rain, shine or snow.****
Family Time 8:00a -11:00a
Please respect this time to allow the families of our heroes to lay wreaths on their loved one’s headstone(s).
**** Please DO NOT place ANY wreaths on headstones other than your families until after the 11:00a ceremony concludes. Thank you! *****
Public Ceremony – 11:00a – 11:30a.
Please make your way to the pavilion during at 11am and refrain from placing any wreath during that time to show respect for those who served.
Laying of the Wreaths 11:30a
Following the ceremony, attendees will be asked to lay wreaths on all remaining headstones
**Please make sure to only place ONE wreath per headstone. Only place a wreath on the spouse if he/she is also a veteran. We do not have enough wreaths to place 2 wreaths each.
**Please lay the wreath against the headstone and DO NOT wrap it on the top of the stone.
**Please park at the Fort Smith Convention Center and walk to the cemetery. Space is limited in the cemetery and we need to reserve that space for the handicap/those unable to walk. If you are able to walk, please do so.
Tuesday, January 8, 2019
Wreath Pick Up and Storage
Fort Smith National Cemetery & Fort Smith Convention Center
9:00am – until complete
CHRISTMAS HONORS DONATIONS:
PO Box 10696
Fort Smith, AR 72917