Wreath Laying at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier by SAR President General – 08 Sep 2018
14 September @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
14 Sep 2018 – Wreath Laying at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier by SAR President General at 4:15 p.m. Arlington National Cemetery. **
Honoring and recognizing those men and women who have served our country and have paid the ultimate sacrifice is one of the core missions of the Sons of the American Revolution. The George Washington Chapter is in the distinctive position of hosting the annual NSSAR Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery.
Honor of leading the NSSAR Wreath Laying Ceremony this year will be NSSAR President General and George Washington Chapter President Dave Thomas. The wreath laying ceremony is scheduled to begin at 4:15 p.m., with all attending Chapter members and guests to arrive no later than 4:00 p.m. All Chapter members and their guests are welcomed to attend and witness this unique and inspiring wreath laying ceremony performed by the U.S. 3rd Infantry, The Old Guard.
The wreath laying ceremony will follow shortly after the September Chapter meeting at Belle Haven Country Club in Alexandria, VA. Those members attending the monthly Chapter meeting should immediately proceed to Arlington National Cemetery, however, Chapter members do not need to attend the Chapter meeting to attend this special event. All Chapter members and their guests are welcomed to attend the NSSAR Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier whether they attend the monthly Chapter meeting or not.
It’s important to note that attending this ceremony does require an effort on part of the individual. Walking up and down hill within the hallowed grounds of Arlington National Cemetery is an expectation.
Parking at Arlington National Cemetery:
Visitors must park at the Visitors Parking Lot at the main entrance. See attached map and provided web link. For those who elect not to walk (up hill) to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, there is a trolley that runs every 15 min and stops at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Fare is as follows:
$13.00 for adults
$10 for seniors
$6.75 for veterans with ID
Free for disabled persons
Parking is $1.75/hour
For more information: http://www.arlingtoncemetery.mil/Visit/Getting-Here/Parking
Attending the NSSAR Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is a unique and patriotic experience, and for those who have never witnessed this event it’s truly inspiring. We look forward to seeing you there. If you have any questions please contact Dave Thomas.