Air Force Association

Air Force Association Gabriel Chapter #433


Saturday, December 15, 2018 from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM EST
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Arlington National Cemetery 
Arlington, VA 22211  



Mike Winters 
AFA Gabriel Chapter #433 

Air Force Association Gabriel Chapter #433   Notification


"Wreaths Across America"
Arlington National Cemetery

December 15, 2018

The AFA Gabriel Chapter encourages your participation in the "Wreaths Across America" at Arlington National Cemetery (ANC) in Arlington, VA.  On that day, wreath laying teams will place a wreath on each grave to show respect for our veterans buried there. 

If you want to place wreaths, please attend with the public volunteer group that arrives in the morning.  You can bring family members as well.  Specifics will be announced later, but, normally, ANC gates will open at 7:00am, and wreath laying starts at 8:00am.

There will be an AFA team led by Mr. Pat Rocke, one of our members, who is AFA's Truck Crew Chief.  He will be working with a crew of 10 volunteers to disperse wreaths to volunteers who will place them on grave stones with a mission to Remember, Honor, and Teach.  The AFA truck location will be announced to chapter members the week before the event.

Wreath pickup day is in mid-January 2019 for the removal of the wreaths.  A separate email will be sent for that event.

More information about this event can be found at link:

Please contact Mr. Rocke if you're interested, or have questions.  He can be contacted at  

The timeline for the public volunteer group will be confirmed later, but most likely is:
* 0700 - ANC main gates open
* 0800 - Opening ceremony
* 0830 - Trucks open
* Till 1300 - Completion of Wreath Delivery & Cleanup

There is no requirement to RSVP.  If you attend, please register,  It will help us track member attendance.  

To register, please click on the "Register Now!" link below.