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REMEMBER the Fallen. . . HONOR those who Serve. . . TEACH our children the value of Freedom and to live with purpose.

Welcome to the Bakersfield National Cemetery Wreaths Across America page. We will celebrate Wreaths Across America Day at the Bakersfield National Cemetery on December 14, 2024 at 09:00 am (Wreath Placement Immediately Following Ceremony). We will honor every veteran interred at the BNC by laying remembrance wreaths and speaking each name aloud.

Please ensure we honor every veteran by clicking the red "Sponsor" button below. If you would like to participate in the wreath-laying ceremony, you may click the “Volunteer” button. Don't forget to click the "Invite" button to share this opportunity with family and friends. 

If you wish to honor a special loved one, please click on the “Sponsor” page to find instructions for “Grave Specific” wreaths and other options.

We deeply appreciate your support for Bakersfield National Cemetery and Wreaths Across America. Please take a moment to consider how you can contribute to this meaningful event. Your involvement will make a difference.

Sponsor Wreaths

Click "Sponsor Wreaths" to sponsor a wreath and help us reach our goal of honoring every veteran at the cemetery.

Volunteer

Click here if you would like to participate in the wreath laying ceremony on Wreaths Day at the cemetery.

Invite

Click here to spread the word encourage your friends to sponsor, volunteer or keep up with our news.

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In Memoriam
by PATRICIA M SHOLUND for James H Sholund, Army, Staff Sgt, Honored by Bakersfield National Cemetery

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In Honor Of
by Daughters Of Union Veterans Of The Civil War, Tent 88 for DUVCW Tent 88, Honored by Bakersfield National Cemetery

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Location Information

CABNCB - Bakersfield National Cemetery
30338 E Bear Mountain Blvd
Keene, CA 93531, United States

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December 14, 2024 at 09:00 am (Wreath Placement Immediately Following Ceremony)

Marylee Shrider , Penny Martinez

Directions to Cemetery

Navigation systems do an adequate job finding the cemetery. When you arrive, please follow instructions provided by Wreaths Across America site volunteers on where to park, and location of ceremony.

Parking Instructions

Please arrive early to allow time for parking and transit to the ceremony location.

Handicapped parking is available at the entrance to the cemetery. All general parking vehicles will be directed to the auxiliary parking area by volunteers. Please follow all guidance and instructions.

A shuttle bus will be available to assist with transportation to/from parking area.

Ceremony and Volunteer Information

We are happy that you are willing to help with our Wreath Across America ceremony at Bakersfield National Cemetery (BNC). This year's theme is to 'Live with Purpose' and please do not forget to register to volunteer! That way you will get all updates about the cemetery itself.

Here are some things to remember about the ceremony:

  • Everyone of all ages and backgrounds is welcome.
  • Join us for a brief ceremony at 09:00 am at the Upper Assembly Area; transportation will be provided.
  • At 9:45 am, volunteers may commence laying wreaths.  Please help ensure that all participants get the opportunity to place a wreath.
  • Family and friends of veterans who sponsored 'grave-specific' wreaths will check in at the BNC's Public Information Center and will be the only participants allowed to lay a wreath between 7:30 am - 8:45 am.
  • Please follow the location coordinators instructions on where to place wreaths, as well as "how" they should be placed.
  • We especially appreciate volunteers willing to help clean-up. Our wreath 'Clean-Up Day' is scheduled for Saturday, January 11th at 9:00 am.  Please check in with the location coordinator if you are interested in helping with the clean-up.

The most important thing to remember is to have a wonderful experience participating in the ceremony. Thank you so much for your help in achieving our mission to remember, honor and teach the next generation about what it means to serve and live with purpose.

Local Groups Supporting Us

CA0797 - Bakersfield Republican Women, Federated

Welcome to Bakersfield Republican Women, Federated (BRWF)! Our location Sponsorship Group is proud to support Bakersfield National Cemetery and to help honor and remember our Kern County veterans who served their country honorably. Please click "View" to learn more about our effort and then click "Volunteer" to join us for National Wreaths Across America Day on Saturday, December 14th. Thank you so much!

CA0635 - Mojave Cemetery

Welcome to {{Mojave Cemetery}}! Our location Sponsorship Group is proud to support {{Mojave Cemetery}} and to help honor and remember as many veterans as possible. Please click "View" to learn more about our effort and then click "Volunteer" to join us for National Wreaths Across America Day. Thank you so much!

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