CA0452 - Miramar National Cemetery
Please help us Remember, Honor, and Teach on Saturday, December 16, 2023 by sponsoring wreaths, volunteering, or inviting friends to help. Please check back at for updated times and protocols for public wreath laying. 
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2023 So Far
5,452 Wreaths Sponsored
90.9% to Goal
548 To Go!

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: 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.


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


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In Memory Of
by Alexander Smith for Gary Smith, Navy, PO1, Served From 1967 to 1989, Born 03/05/47, Passed On 11/18/18, Honored by Miramar National Cemetery

Merry Christmas Dad we miss you and we love you so much.

In Memory Of
by Reina Calero for Alfonso Calero, Army, Born 11/20/42, Passed On 12/19/22, Honored by Miramar National Cemetery

Alfonso Felix Calero you are missed beyond words. You were the best father to me and the best grandfather to Armando. Our lives are not the same without you in it. I miss and love you soo sooo much Dad!!

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Location Information

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


December 16, 2023 at 09:00 am (Wreath Placement Immediately Following Ceremony)

Brenda Kaesler, John Alford

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 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 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.

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 16, 2023.  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.