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Wreaths at Arlington National Cemetery.

This year, on December 14th Wreaths Across America will be laying wreaths at cemeteries across the country to honor fallen soldiers. For more information about Wreaths Across America, to see some photos, or to volunteer for the wreath laying, visit: http://about.wreathsacrossamerica.org/.

 

To visit Arlington National Cemetery is a moving experience. To visit Arlington National Cemetery in winter is an extraordinary one.For more information on Arlington National Cemetery visit: http://www.arlingtoncemetery.mil/AboutUs/Default.aspx.

Here are some images!

 

 

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  • Jon J.

    Great Time and a friendly group of fellow clickers.

    1 · December 22, 2013

  • Alan C.

    Great Idea Good People

    1 · December 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Had a good time.

    2 · December 22, 2013

  • Vadel

    Did everyone leave?

    December 21, 2013

    • Vadel

      I didnt know where did everyone go.. So i just left. It was fun. Looking forward to the next one

      December 21, 2013

    • Denise

      Sorry we did not catch back up. Huge place and people scattered! But that is a good thing, as we will all be sharing unique images!

      December 21, 2013

  • Erik

    Awesome time... Haven't looked at all my shots yet but will share when I do. I'm terrible with names so if anyone can remember the young guy that worked with Photoshop Professionally and helped em with a self portrait, I'd enjoy making the connection. {He was originally from Mauritania Africa I think - or somewhere near there in W. Africa}

    December 21, 2013

    • Vadel

      Oh, hi thr! I believe that would b me. It was really great meeting everyone this morning...

      1 · December 21, 2013

  • Linda E.

    Hello,
    I am arriving in Ashburn on[masked] for the shoot on Saturday at Arlington National Cemetery. I am asking if there is anyone that I can ride with from the Ashburn, Leesburg, Sterling area. I am willing to help with gas. Please let me know if you have room in your car and I can get a ride. Hoping to hear good news.
    Thanks,
    Linda

    December 18, 2013

    • Denise

      Linda it was nice to see you. Sorry I lost track of you though. Hope you found Kennedy!!

      December 21, 2013

  • Mark P.

    Great time being here - beautiful time of year, and the wreaths were amazing. Coming early is the trick! Thanks again Denise!

    2 · December 21, 2013

  • Barbara S.

    Sitting in the que to park as the lot does not open until 8am.

    December 21, 2013

  • Barbara S.

    Sitting in the que to park as the lot does not open until 8am.

    December 21, 2013

  • Mark P.

    Where are we meeting up?

    December 21, 2013

  • Beth F.

    Not going to be able to make it today

    December 21, 2013

  • Tanya

    I'll have to go later in the day. Freeing up a spot

    December 20, 2013

  • Erik

    I know the scheduled meetup time is 8AM; however, I am hoping (if I am still able to go) to arrive at about 6:30-7:00 ish in hopes of getting some early sunrise pics as well. Sunrise is at 7:24AM and with the possibility of it being partly cloudy in PM before and that day, I'm hoping for some great HDR [bracketing] opportunities.

    Anyone else want to join me early, feel free to contact me directly. My info can be found on my website (still very basic) on the "Contact Us" link [IchthysPhoto(dot)com]

    December 18, 2013

    • Erik

      Yeah, I'm thinking of doing Jefferson Memorial area... river, nice east view down river and easy to jump across at 8AM to join everyone else at AC. Will likely get there at about 7ish.

      December 20, 2013

    • Erik

      if you go to my website [IchthysPhoto(dot)com] you can find my contact info on the contact page, if you need to find me out there. Hope to see you :-)

      December 20, 2013

  • Barbara S.

    Shutterbugs meetup will also be there with 50 photographers. FYI

    December 20, 2013

    • Cindy V.

      I think shutterbugs are arriving at 10:30. I think.

      2 · December 20, 2013

  • Dianne Poole T.

    So sorry something has come up. I won't make this one.

    December 18, 2013

  • Naomi

    @Denise, what are we going to do in addition to taking pictures? This is my first time with this meetup.

    December 16, 2013

    • Naomi

      You answered my Q :) I just wanted to know what we would be doing there, in addition to taking pics. I also checked the links you provided. So are we going to take pics of the tombs and post them here? I will be there ~1hr as I've another place to go. Do you want me to given up my spot to those waitlisters as I'd be there not the whole time. Again, this is my first time outing with your group.

      December 18, 2013

    • Denise

      No need. I removed the waitlist. Room for everyone.

      1 · December 18, 2013

  • Vadel

    Hi everyone.. this is my first time here too, though I joined a little while ago...

    1 · December 17, 2013

  • maureen

    Sorry I can't come now. Hope it's a good day.

    December 14, 2013

  • Mary Jane F.

    Is it possible to drive through Arlington cemetery? Otherwise how do you get around?

    December 12, 2013

    • Denise

      Special vehicle passes are available for individuals with disabilities who visit the cemetery.

      Please bring your handicapped parking placard to the information booth in the Welcome Center to obtain a special vehicle pass to access the cemetery.

      For unique access requests, please call[masked]

      December 14, 2013

    • Denise

      Otherwise you can only walk the grounds. There are paths and roads but many hills.

      December 14, 2013

  • Linda E.

    I tried to sign up for this event, but it's already full. It must of filled quickly. Good for you though, your new venture must be going well. Sending you my best regards, hope to see you in the near future.

    1 · May 29, 2013

    • Denise

      Feel free to join us Linda

      December 2, 2013

    • Linda E.

      Denise, I am signed up for Sat the 21st to be with you. I won't get in til late on the 20th in order to be with you the next day.

      December 11, 2013

  • Denise

    Just a reminder.. this Meetup is to visit Arlington after the wreaths have been laid. If you are interested in participating in the wreath laying, you will need to see the Arlington Cemetery Website (to sign up). The wreath laying takes place on December 14. Our Meetup is on December 21.
    Take care
    D

    2 · December 11, 2013

    • Denise

      Please sign up to come with us on 21st. I am not sure how you sign up to lay wreaths. You would have to check the website of the cemetery.

      December 11, 2013

    • Fred

      There's no sign up to lay wreaths. You just show up. Here's a link to the information on laying wreaths: http://waa.convio.net...­

      1 · December 11, 2013

  • Linda E.

    Denise, I will be coming in on the 20th to be there for this meetup. So looking forward to this. Thanks for planning this for all of us.

    1 · December 11, 2013

  • Neal F.

    Looking forward to my first Meetup.

    1 · November 14, 2013

  • Denise

    A this time we have limited the attendance of this Meetup. We recognize that Arlington is Hallowed Ground and we want to conduct ourselves we respect and show respect to other visitors to the cemetery by not having an excessively large group.

    1 · May 28, 2013

    • Jim D.

      As one who has earned the right to be laid to rest in Arlington, I suggest everyone wishing to photograph the wreaths attend on their own. I don't believe an group of 20 should be wandering round the cemetery can or will appear to be respectful. I do however recommend the a group of 5 photographers will be less distracting and more respectful, especially if all are using tripods and carrying large camera bags. I'm sure the family members present would appreciate such consideration. Just my opinion.

      1 · September 24, 2013

    • Denise

      Thank you for your thoughts. You sum up my original plan. We will be breaking up into smaller groups for this event to respect the families who may visiting.

      September 24, 2013

  • Donna J.

    We all appreciate your concern for respect. We share that respect and are grateful for your amazing planning skills.

    1 · September 18, 2013

  • Will

    Dec 14 or Dec 21?

    July 16, 2013

    • Denise

      Our meetup is 12/21. The wreaths are not laid out until 15th I believe.

      1 · September 18, 2013

  • Mary Jane F.

    Hope I can attend.

    1 · August 14, 2013

  • Tanya

    Looking forward to it

    1 · May 28, 2013

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