REMEMBER the Fallen. . . HONOR those who Serve. . . TEACH our children the value of Freedom.
Welcome to the Miramar National Cemetery (CA0452)'s Wreaths Across America Page.
Wreaths Across America and the National Cemetery Administration have worked diligently and closely to develop guidelines for the continuation of our Wreath Day activities in 2022. Rest assured that wreaths will be laid at our fallen US Veterans headstones at Miramar National Cemetery.
Our Miramar National Cemetery staff have gone beyond our expectations to make sure we can continue our mission the last 2 years, working with this committee to both stay within the guidelines of the National Cemetery Administration’s mandates and maintain this honored tradition.
If you have a family member resting at Miramar National Cemetery and want to place your wreath at your loved one’s headstone, please sponsor a grave specific wreath and indicate that you will be present by using this link: https://donate.wreathsacrossamerica.org/?pageId=14747&relatedId=0&productId=116. This is the only way to guarantee your ability to place this year yourself.
You will be notified by email the times and protocol for Wreath Day activities.
Please visit www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/CAMRNC to watch for updated information on volunteering to lay wreaths this year.
Every Wreath is a Ceremony,
Brenda Kaesler, Location Coordinator
P.S. Please help our location lay wreaths at as many graves as possible by clicking the red "Sponsor" button.
Thank you so much for supporting the Miramar National Cemetery (CA0452) and Wreaths Across America!
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Directions to Cemetery
Navigation systems do an adequate job finding the cemetery. When you arrive, please follow the direction of the staff for parking and cemetery section selection.
We encourage you to use our off-site parking lot 2 miles east of the cemetery, at 6435 Miramar Road near Carroll Canyon Road. Shuttles depart & return every 10 minutes.
We are currently in the process of establishing off-site parking. Due to the on-going construction with limited on site parking, and the desire to get back to public ceremonies, we will only allow vehicles with permanent handicap placards to park on the cemetery property.
Ceremony and Volunteer Information
We are happy that you are willing to help with our Wreath Across America ceremony at Miramar National Cemetery . 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.
- During the ceremony, listen to etiquette instructions and hoe to properly place a wreath.
- Follow the instructions of the section leaders among the graves.
- If you observe a child exhibiting actions not appropriate for hallowed grounds (running, yelling, throwing things) PLEASE teach them the proper behavior. Even if they aren't yours. I really does take a village.
- To properly place a wreath, respectfully approach the headstone, say the name out loud, gently and with respect lay the wreath against the stone with the bow in the 12:00 position. Fluff the bow and make sure all is in order before moving to your next area.
- We especially appreciate volunteers willing to help clean-up. 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 and thank you so much for help Wreaths achieve our mission to remember, honor and teach.