City of Des Moines Parks and Recreation Department

2020 Wreaths Across America

December 19th, 2020
Woodland Cemetery, 2019 Woodland Ave.

Remember our fallen U.S. Veterans and honor those that serve. This December 19, on National Wreaths Across America Day, along with Arlington National Cemetery, the City of Des Moines Municipal Cemeteries, will host a wreath-laying ceremony at Woodland Cemetery. We will be one of more than 2,100 additional locations in all 50 U.S. states, at sea and abroad. Through local fundraising efforts, we have a goal to lay at least 700 wreaths to honor all branches of our military.

If you are wondering how Wreaths Across America started, it began with one man's annual tribute to our veterans and has today inspired legions of volunteers. To read more on his story, visit To sponsor a wreath, visit

Due to COVID-19, we ask that volunteer waivers are submitted in advance. While we look forward to coming together as a community to honor our veterans, we ask that you please read the attached COVID-19 safety protocols during registration. This will help us keep you, our staff and our community safe. Protocols include wearing masks, curbside check-in and reduced capacity to help keep volunteers distanced.

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