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761 Wreaths Sponsored
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REMEMBER the Fallen. . . HONOR those who Serve. . . TEACH our children the value of Freedom.

Welcome to the CA0452 - Miramar National Cemetery's Wreaths Across America Page.

We are "back to normal" for Saturday, Dec 16, 2023! Please note that all parking will be off site this year. When you register as a volunteer, you will be sent a message for parking instructions. Also, you can check back on this page or our Facebook page in November for parking information.

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 receive special instructions on time to arrive AND grave specific parking the first week of December.

We are unusually behind in our wreath sponsorships. Please generously hit the red button and sponsor as many wreaths as possible. Send the link to your friends and family, coworkers, neighbors, etc. Post it on your social media accounts. Give people an opportunity to be part of this mission to Remember - Honor - Teach.

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 CA0452 - Miramar National Cemetery and Wreaths Across America!

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.

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MISSION BBQ Customers Donate $347,068 to Sponsor Veterans’ Wreaths for Placement on National Wreaths Across America Day 2024

129 locations will receive veterans’ wreaths because of the generous donations in the communities where MISSION BBQ customers support the mission.

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In Memory Of
by Nora M. for Ronald McNeal, Marine Corps, E3, Served From 1959 to 1963, Born 01/11/41, Passed On 03/07/12, Honored by Miramar National Cemetery

of my beloved husband and father you are missed every day.

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A Tribute
by Allan Coats for Jessie Katherine Coats, Navy, YN3, Served From 1960 to 1963, Born 09/22/40, Passed On 07/04/11, Honored by Miramar National Cemetery

You were a devoted Daughter, Wife, Mother & Nana. You also Honored yourself by enlisting and serving in the U S Navy for three years. You left those of us who loved you way to early but your memory will live on in all of our hearts and minds forever

Check out 186 "Remember" recent messages from our supporters. Click "View Remember Wall" to see them all.

Location Information

CAMRNC - Miramar National Cemetery
5795 Nobel Dr
San Diego, CA 92122, United States
Click here for the Miramar National Cemetery Page

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

Brenda Kaesler

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. 

All volunteers, with the exception of those with handicap placards will park off site and take the provided shuttle to the cemetery. Please allow an additional 30 minutes for this process. Announcement of location will be on this website and our Facebook page.

Parking Instructions

We have over 3,300 volunteers registered to place wreaths. This means congestion and offsite parking.

ALL volunteer parking will be offsite, unless you have a CURRENT DMV issued handicap placard. Please arrive at the cemetery no earlier than 8:15 am. Vans will be available to transport you to the ceremony.

The offsite location is the VA employee overflow parking area at 6435 Miramar Rd. This is on the eastbound side of Miramar Rd. Sun Diego busses (provided by Manpower, Inc) will shuttle you to the cemetery from 7:30 and will conclude with the last bus leaving the cemetery at 11:30.

If you wish to attend a smaller, less crowded event, there are 8 smaller locations participating this year in the San Diego area.

Singing Hills, El Cajon Cemetery, Greenwood Memorial, Glen Abbey Memorial, Fallbrook Masonic, Valley Center, Oak Hills in Escondido, and San Marcos Cemetery.



   

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 how 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.
  • See the overview or parking section for updates on parking issues.

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.

Our Locations

CAMRNC - Miramar National Cemetery

Welcome to WAA Miramar National Cemetery. And, thank you deeply for helping us with our goal to remember & honor the 16,500+ veterans resting at Miramar National Cemetery on Wreaths Across America Day, Saturday, December 14, 2024 (Wreath Placement Immediately Following Ceremony).  Please click "View" to learn more about our effort or to volunteer to help AND click "Sponsor" to sponsor wreaths that will be laid at the headstones of our fallen heroes by our loyal volunteers.