City of Des Moines Parks and Recreation Department

2021 Wreaths Across America

December 18th, 2021
Woodland Cemetery

Remember our fallen U.S. Veterans and honor those that serve. This December 18, 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 from 10:30 am - noon. 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 around 1,000 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

In order to comply with emergency proclamations by the Governor or Mayor, as such may be amended from time to time, and as public health guidelines evolve, for the safety of staff and the public, the Parks and Recreation Department reserves the right to cancel at any time. In addition, the Department reserves the right to change the registration requirements at any time. The Department will contact the volunteers as soon as reasonably possible with such cancellation or changes.

The City of Des Moines cannot guarantee that the volunteer or any of the event attendees will not become infected with COVID-19. Volunteers and attendees use the City’s facility at their own risk.

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