REMEMBER the Fallen. . . HONOR those who Serve. . . TEACH our children the value of Freedom.
Welcome to the Calverton National Cemetery's Wreaths Across America Page.
On Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 8:30 AM, Wreaths Across America will be at Calverton 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 each and every veteran aloud.Corrected Timeline:
Saturday, December 14th, 2019
National Wreaths Across America Day 2019
Sunday, December 15th, 2019
Weather Alternate Day - If 12/14/2019 Weather Cancelled
Ceremony: 12:00 Noon
Please arrive by 11:45 AM @ Assembly Area
Public Hours: 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Volunteer Hours: 8:00 to 4:30 PM
Estimated Wreath Count – 50,000 Wreaths
Potential Maximum Wreath Count – 62,500 Wreaths
Estimated Volunteer Number: 3,500-4,000 Volunteers
Please consider CARPOOLING and/or BUSES, parking is very limited
The 2019 Wreaths Across America theme is “Everyone plays a part".
Also, please plan on coming back in January 2020!
Saturday. January 25th, 2020
Retirement of Wreaths @ 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Saturday, December 19th, 2020
National Wreaths Across America Day 2020
NOTE: GRAVE SPECIFIC CUTOFF DATE/TIME - Friday, November, 29, 2019 at 5:00 PM.
Please help our location lay wreaths at as many graves as possible by clicking the red "Sponsor" button. Or, if you would like to volunteer to participate in the wreath laying ceremony, please click the “Volunteer” button next to the cemetery name below, and don't forget to click the "Invite" button to invite your friends and family to join you.
Thank you so much for supporting Calverton National Cemetery and Wreaths Across America!
Wreaths Across America's Trucking Tributes Presents UPS and the Honor Trailer
"To feel that fellowship between thousands of Americans coming out to honor those veterans who came before us is very, very moving."...
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by Christopher Byrne for William Russ, Navy, Honored by Calverton National Cemetery
by Yvonne Berry for Hugh Meyers, Air Force, Honored by Calverton National Cemetery
210 Princeton Blvd
Calverton, NY 11933
Directions to Cemetery
Navigation systems do an adequate job finding the cemetery. When you arrive, please follow the people and signs to the site of the ceremony itself.
You may be directed to alternate entrance, i.e., MAINTENANCE ENTRANCE on RT 25 just slightly east of MAIN ENTRANCE, or even the BACK GATE on RT 25A (Opposite METRO Gas Station).
Parking InstructionsThere is LIMITED PARKING at Calverton National Cemetery, general parking is located adjacent to the Assembly Area in two grass field lots, where onsite police/staff/volunteers will direct you to a parking spot.
PLEASE DO NOT PARK/STAND/STOP IN ASSEMBLY AREA CIRCLE!!!
During the day, please consider WALKING within Calverton National Cemetery not driving about, and enjoy the beauty of our cemetery, which may include deer, turkeys and more.
Ceremony and Volunteer Information
We are happy that you are willing to help with our Wreath Across America ceremony at Calverton 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 help Wreaths achieve our mission to remember, honor and teach.