Wreaths Across America Ceremony on Saturday, December 14

Greeneville, TN – On Saturday, December 14, the public is invited to honor and remember the men and women, who bravely served our county’s armed forces during the annual Wreaths Across America Ceremony. The National Park Service will host this free ceremony at Andrew Johnson National Cemetery, located at 121 Monument Avenue, Greeneville, beginning at 11:30 a.m. The featured speaker this year is Robin Gentry, Colonel, USMC (Ret). Colors to be presented by the Greeneville Honor Guard and the national anthem will be performed by representatives of the Greeneville Theater Guild.

This year through the generous support from the Andrew Johnson Heritage Association, TEVET and community members, donations were made to ensure that all of the graves in the National Cemetery will have a wreath.

General parking for the ceremony will be at Hal Henard Elementary School with free shuttle service provided by Premier Transportation of Greeneville to the cemetery beginning at 10:30 a.m. and continuing after the ceremony. Disabled parking will be available at the National Cemetery with overflow parking onto Monument Avenue. Seating will be available under a tent for attendees. The park visitor center will be closed from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm to accommodate this event.

Access to the National Cemetery will be limited Thursday morning, December 12th due to wreath-placement by volunteers. The wreaths will be placed by Air Force JROTC cadets from both city and county schools, Greene County Veterans Association members, community volunteers and volunteers from TEVET.

For more information, please contact the Andrew Johnson National Historic Site at 423-638-3551 or visit http://www.nps.gov/anjo