Dec. 18, 2016




National Harbor Lights Capital Wheel as ‘The National Wreath’ in Observance of National Wreaths Across America at Arlington National Cemetery

What: This week, when National Capital Region residents look at the Capital Wheel in National Harbor, they will see that it is now lit with the green and red of the holiday season, in observance of National Wreaths Across America Day.

On Saturday, December 17, thousands of volunteers will place nearly a quarter of a million wreaths at Arlington National Cemetery, in a mission to remember, honor, and teach about those who serve and sacrifice to protect our freedoms. 2016 marks the 25th anniversary of wreaths being placed on headstones at Arlington.  Peterson Companies and National Harbor are happy to help sponsor wreaths, so that  veterans and their families will know that this holiday season, we are giving the gift of gratitude to those who serve, and those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

Where: National Harbor Capital Wheel (116 Waterfront Street)

Who: Representatives of Wreaths Across America, National Harbor, and  Peterson Companies (sponsoring the display) are available for comment upon request.

When: The Capital Wheel will be lit as the National Wreath beginning Sunday  at 5 p.m., Dec 11 and continue all evening. Each evening thereafter, the wreath will be lit as the National Wreath for the first 5 minutes of each hour, until Sunday, December 18th, 2016.

Editor’s Note:  Representatives with Wreaths Across America, National Harbor and Peterson Companies (sponsors of Capital Wheel display) are available for comment upon request.  Photos are available of the Capital Wheel with wreath image.

About Wreaths Across America:

Wreaths Across America is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded to continue and expand the annual wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery begun by Maine businessman Morrill Worcester in 1992. The organization’s mission – Remember, Honor, Teach – is carried out in part each year by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies in December at Arlington National Cemetery, as well as at hundreds of veterans’ cemeteries and other locations in all 50 states and beyond.

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