SOURCE: Marriott International
ARLINGTON, VA--(Marketwire - Nov 30, 2011) - A respected tradition of honoring our nation's fallen heroes will commence on December 10, 2011 at Arlington National Cemetery as the National Wreath Project again steps forward to decorate the headstones of soldiers buried in Arlington National Cemetery with holiday wreaths.
Each December the National Wreath Project brings family members, civic organizations, veterans and active military personnel to hotels near Arlington National Cemetery as they converge on the area to participate in this moving tribute to those who gave their life for our country. This unique project has grown steadily over the years and now includes ceremonies in cemeteries across the world, all honoring fallen American soldiers. Beginning in 1992 with 5,000 wreaths, all donated by the Worcester Wreath Company of Maine, the project has expanded to over 100,000 wreaths and includes the efforts of many, all dedicated to honoring the sacrifices of American veterans and their families.
The fresh balsam wreaths with their striking red bows are hand laid against the headstones in Arlington National Ceremony, and create a bold tribute to the dedicated soldiers who gave their life to maintain America's freedom.
Visitors coming to Arlington for the ceremony will find a comfortable reprieve when booking into the Key Bridge Marriott, one of the most distinctive hotels near Arlington Cemetery and other popular area attractions. Standing boldly along the Potomac River, the Marriott is just five minutes from the cemetery and offers a variety guest rooms and hotel suites to meet the needs of both individual and group travelers.
After a solemn, yet heart-warming day at the cemetery, guests will find comfort on the Marriott's own Revive bedding which features luxurious cotton-rich linens complete with down comforters and fluffy pillows. Room service is standard at this stylish choice among downtown Arlington, VA hotels or guests can enjoy on-site dining at the hotel's full-service Revival restaurant and drinks and light fare at the Connexion lobby bar. Both are open daily, providing American classic entrées, comfort foods, beer, wine and signature drinks all served up in a casual atmosphere whether gathering with family, business associates or friends. All guest rooms also feature voice mail and high-speed Internet access, cable/satellite service with premium movie channels and pay-per-view movie options.
About the Key Bridge Marriott
The Key Bridge Marriott welcomes guests with exceptional accommodations, outstanding service and gracious amenities for a relaxing hotel experience whether traveling for business or leisure. Stunning views of Washington, D.C. are offered from many of this Arlington National Cemetery hotel's meticulous guest rooms and a concierge level is also available for added amenities. Boasting 17,000 square feet of state-of-the-art event space and the magnificent top floor Capital View Ballroom, the hotel is a valued choice among event planners hosting group meetings, business conferences, professional trade gatherings or elegant social events.