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

Welcome to the VA0754 - Knights of Columbus Fourth Degree Assembly #1166, Portsmouth, VA's Wreaths Across America Page. 

On December 16, 2023 at 12:00 pm (Wreath Placement Immediately Following Ceremony), VA0754 - Knights of Columbus Fourth Degree Assembly #1166, Portsmouth, VA will be helping All Saints Catholic Cemetery to Remember and Honor our veterans by laying Remembrance wreaths on the graves of our country's fallen heroes.

Please help us honor and remember as many fallen heroes as possible by sponsoring remembrance wreaths, volunteering on Wreaths Day, or inviting your family and friends to attend with you.

Thank you so much for supporting the VA0754 - Knights of Columbus Fourth Degree Assembly #1166, Portsmouth, VA 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.

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

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Location Information

VAALST - All Saints Catholic Cemetery
2701 Elm Ave
Portsmouth, VA 23704, United States
Click here for the All Saints Catholic Cemetery Page

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December 16, 2023 at 12:00 pm (Wreath Placement Immediately Following Ceremony)

Dan Foster, Kyle Garrett

Directions to Cemetery

Navigation systems do an adequate job finding the cemetery at 2701 Elm Ave, Portsmouth, VA 23704; or 36.818227, -76.310850 for GPS coordinates (DO NOT search on the cemetery name, the app may misdirect you). When you arrive, enter the cemetery driveway on Elm Ave and continue straight in a one-way fashion circling the grounds. The presentation site is central within the cemetery grounds, Please avoid parking in the grassy areas of the cemetery. Additional parking is available across the street in the Brighton school parking lot.

Parking Instructions

It is encouraged that groups carpool to the event to reduce traffic congestion, the driveway is only one lane. When you arrive, enter the cemetery driveway on Elm Ave and continue straight in a one-way fashion circling the cemetery. Please avoid parking in any grassy areas or stopping your vehicle half-way through or at the entrance way. The entrance/exit way must remain clear. Recommend parking slightly off the driveway so others can pass and exit when needed. Additional parking is available across the street in the Brighton school parking lot (visible from the cemetery).

Ceremony and Volunteer Information

We are happy that you are willing to help with our Wreath Across America ceremony at All Saints Catholic Cemetery. Please do not forget to register to volunteer! That way you will get all updates about the cemetery itself.

ATTENTION! - UPDATE as of 11/20/23: All guests and volunteers not directly involved with the WAA ceremony setup will be encouraged to park at nearby Brighton Elementary School on Portsmouth Blvd.

Here are some things to remember about the ceremony:

• Attendance may be limited for safety and parking availability (to be determined).

• Face masks are not required but encouraged; however, attendees not vaccinated for COVID are highly encouraged to wear face masks. Social distancing is still recommended (COVID & flu season).

• Please advise groups to carpool to the event to reduce traffic congestion; the driveway is only one lane.

• Please bring your own chair if required for your comfort. A few metal folding chairs will be available.

• All participants handling wreaths are encouraged to wear gloves due to tree sap and other possible allergic reactions.

• We will allow family members that are present to place their Veteran’s wreath first, please be patient and considerate.

• Please help ensure that all participants get the opportunity to place a wreath, if willing to do so.

• Please follow the coordinator's instructions on where to place wreaths, as well as 'how' they should be placed.

• Wreath laying is not a race, children placing wreaths MUST BE accompanied by an adult, and the veteran's name shall be said out loud when laying the wreath.

• We especially appreciate volunteers willing to help clean up following the event. Please check in with the coordinator if you are interested in helping with the clean-up.

The most important thing to remember is to have a safe and meaningful experience participating in the ceremony, and we sincerely thank you for helping WAA achieve the mission to "remember, honor and teach."


Our Locations

VAALST - All Saints Catholic Cemetery

Welcome to VAALST - All Saints Catholic Cemetery and thank you deeply for helping us with our goal to honor as many veterans as possible on Wreaths Across America Day, December 16, 2023 (Wreath Placement Immediately Following Ceremony). Please click "View" to learn more about our effort or to volunteer to help or click "Sponsor" to purchase wreaths that will be laid on the graves of our fallen heroes by our loyal volunteers.