Welcome to the Bath National Cemetery's Wreaths Across America Page
Our mission is to REMEMBER the Fallen, HONOR those who Serve, and TEACH our children the value of Freedom. This year's theme is "Find a Way to Serve."
On December 17, 2022, at noon sharp, Wreaths Across America will be held at the Bath National Cemetery to remember and honor our veterans through the laying of Remembrance wreaths on the graves of our country's fallen heroes and the act of saying the name of every Veteran aloud.
Please help us in our effort to lay wreaths on as many graves as possible by clicking the red "Sponsor Wreaths" button shown above. Or you can sponsor wreaths through one of the more than 30 support groups listed at the bottom of this page and on additional pages by clicking on the "View Our Groups" button. The deadline to sponsor wreaths for this year's event is 11/30.
The public is invited to participate in the laying of wreaths, which will begin at noon. The earliest arrival time that day is 11:30 am. Covid-related guidelines in effect at that time will be strictly followed. Go to our Facebook page www.facebook.com/WAABathNYNationalCemetery for the latest updates.
There is no need to sign up to volunteer to participate in the wreath-laying effort. You can click on the "Volunteer" button to sign up if you like. Please feel free to click the "Invite" button to invite your friends and family to join you.
In 2021, more than 6,800 wreaths were placed on graves in Bath. We do not offer the ability to place wreaths on specific graves during the event. However, if you select the Patriot Pair option, this will allow you the opportunity to do so on your own accord.
Thank you so much for supporting Bath National Cemetery and Wreaths Across America!
What's Your Why? Volunteer Spotlight on Dennis Mills
"It’s grown, and every year, we have about four hundred people who come out for the ceremony. It’s phenomenal and a testament to this program and how people really get behind it. It's incredible when people come out of the woodwork to do what they can to help.”...
What's Your Why? Volunteer Spotlight on Bill Conley
“I’m sharing with children, especially minority children in Delaware, stories of unsung heroes of their culture who played a role in the creation of America.” Bill believes the wreath-laying portion of the mission is important at the more rural and spacious cemeteries, but much can be gained in urban settings with ceremony-only programs....
In Memoriam for George Thompson, Honored by Bath National Cemetery
by Maureen Crispell for edward Patrick, Army, grave T 273 Bath New York, Honored by Bath National Cemetery
VA Medical Center
1 San Juan Ave
Bath, NY 14810
Directions to Cemetery
Navigation systems do an adequate job finding the cemetery located at the Bath Veterans Administration at 1 San Juan Avenue, Bath, NY 14810. Take exit 38 if traveling on Interstate I-86. Follow the signs to the Bath VA. When you arrive, please follow the people and signs to the site of the ceremony itself.
Parking InstructionsThere is plenty of parking around the Bath VA, so feel free to park in any available spot. Vehicles are not permitted to go into the cemetery. Shuttles will be available for anyone unable to walk up the hill to the ceremony location.
Ceremony and Volunteer Information
We are happy that you are willing to help with our Wreath Across America ceremony at the Bath 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.
- Please help ensure that all participants get the opportunity to place a wreath.
- 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. 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 helping Wreaths Across America to achieve our mission to remember, honor and teach.