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Arlington National Cemetery


A $10.00 donation will place a rose on twelve graves. The donation of $100 will sponsor a bucket of 125 roses to be placed on 125 headstones at Arlington National Cemetery. A Remembrance Bouquet of flowers is included with each sponsored bucket.


By sponsoring you automatically become a volunteer. 


Sunday May 27th, 2018

12Noon: Sponsors and volunteers to sign in and receive a bucket (with tote bag). Volunteers proceed to assigned ANC Section to place roses.  After placing roses volunteers may return to Staging Area to receive a bouquet to take home in remembrance of the day.

Monday May 28th, 2018

5:45 am: Volunteers meet at the Service Complex for Flower Distribution Preparation and Logistics. This activity includes unloading flowers from the truck and setting up tables with roses for visitors entering the cemetery at the Visitors Center and at Section 60.

7:00 am – 2:00 pm: Volunteers can also participate in this time frame and hand out roses at both points of distribution. Please consider all roses may be gone before the afternoon rolls around depending on the number of visitors.

If you would like to volunteer to place or hand out flowers please click the Volunteer button. For further information please contact the local event organizer.

  • We may need to call you to coordinate before Memorial Day Weekend
  • Invite your family and friends to join you


Memorial Day Flowers is an opportunity for your associates to show family members that the sacrifices made by their interred loved ones are remembered.

The Foundation encourages that sponsor associates and family members participate in the laying of roses.

On May 28th, the Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend, each volunteer will carry a Sponsor Logo tote bag with a bucket with 125 roses.

Each corporate sponsor volunteer will receive a bouquet to take home. Each bouquet will be accompanied with a flower food sachet and a care handout.

Each $10,000 sponsors 100 buckets, 1 bucket contains 125  roses.


2017 Coverage Goal


Veterans Graves




Roses were donated in 2011 by the floral industry to be paced on headstones


Over half million flowers have been given out at the cemetery


Flowers were placed on headstones by volunteers in 2016

Map of the cemetery

Arlington National Cemetery

Is a United States military cemetery in Arlington County, Virginia, across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., in whose 624 acres (253 ha) the dead of the nation’s conflicts have been buried, beginning with the American Civil War, as well as reinterred dead from earlier wars. The United States Department of the Army, a component of the United States Department of Defense, controls the cemetery.