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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, 2024 (Wreath Placement 9:00 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.

Our registered volunteer organizations and Scout Units will begin placing the wreaths at 9:00 a.m. Volunteers will be assigned times to place the wreaths at sections designated by the Support Committee for Calverton National Cemetery.  A brief ceremony will take place at 12 Noon at the Flag Assembly Area inside the Cemetery.

Please help us honor and remember as many fallen heroes as possible by sponsoring remembrance wreaths. There are only TWO WAYS in which you can order a wreath for WAA Day. You can do a General Sponsorship for one or several wreaths. General Sponsored wreaths are NOT for personal use.

To do that, you order a "Grave Specific" wreath for a loved one's gravesite, which you can pick up from us on WAA Day or, have one of our volunteers place it if you are out of the area. The Grave Specific Order DEADLINE is Tuesday, December 3rd, 2024 to guarantee that your wreath is delivered for WAA Day, December 14th.

Thank you so much for supporting Calverton National Cemetery and Wreaths Across America! If you have any questions, please email Frank Bailey at delmarcomp@aol.com 

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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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by michelle herbst for Edward Zaleski, Army, Born 12/10/38, Passed On 04/23/21, Honored by Calverton National Cemetery

Dad, We miss you every day. Merry 3rd Christmas in heaven. With all our love, Michelle, John, John-John, and Brody and Charlene, Dennis and Jake

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by Dawn C. for Eugene A Kiechlin, Army, SP3, Honored by Calverton National Cemetery

I love you! From your daughter

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Location Information

NYCNCC - Calverton National Cemetery
210 Princeton Blvd
Calverton, NY 11933, United States

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December 14, 2024 at 12:00 pm (Wreath Placement 9:00 am)

Cyndi Ventura, Calvertonsupport.Com/Contact/, Frank Bailey, Support Committee for Calverton Nati, Michael Paquette

Directions to Cemetery

Calverton National Cemetery is located at 210 Princeton Blvd., Calverton, NY 11933. The Main Entrance is located on Middle Country Road (Route 25).  Volunteers and Families that are picking up “Grave Specific” orders should enter here and proceed to Section 8. Signs will be posted along the way. 

For ALL OTHER REGISTERED Volunteers Groups, the Wreath Pick-up will be done at the Sections designated by the Support Committee. These sections, inside the Cemetery, change from year to year in order to give each section a chance to be decorated. Assigned starting times for wreaths to be picked up will begin at 9:00 a.m. and continue throughout the morning, ending with our brief ceremony at the Main Flagpole at 12 Noon. 



Parking Instructions

The speed limit inside the Cemetery is 20 MPH; please watch your speed! Vehicles should park on the closest side to the section that is being decorated with wreaths. Do not park on both sides of the roadway; it is way too narrow for two-way traffic. Only Calverton Drive can accommodate two-way traffic AND parking on both sides of the roadway. Calverton National Cemetery is the largest national cemetery in the country, comprising over 1045 acres. It is not advisable that you walk from section to section or from a section to the Assembly Area.

If you are attending the Ceremony at 12 noon, please park in the field adjacent to the Assembly Area. Do NOT park, stand or stop in the Assembly Area circle!





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. You MUST register at the calvertonsupport.com website. Download the participation form and submit it us.

Here are some things to remember about the event:

  • Everyone of all ages and backgrounds is welcome.
  • Please help ensure that all participants get the opportunity to place a wreath.
  • You agree to place the General Sponsored Wreaths at the designated sections selected by the Support Committee for Calverton National Cemetery. They are NOT for personal use.
  • "Personal Use" wreaths should be ordered as a "Grave Specific" wreath on the WAA website.
  • Please follow the location coordinators instructions on where to place wreaths, as well as "how" they should be placed. Those details will be emailed to every registered volunteer, organization, family, Scout Unit, etc.
  • There will be a brief ceremony at 12 Noon at the Main Flagpole in the Assembly 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 in January, 2025.

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.

Local Groups Supporting Us

NY0377P - Support Committee for Calverton National Cemetery

Welcome to the Support Committee for Calverton National Cemetery's page! Our location Sponsorship Group is proud to support Calverton National Cemetety and to help honor and remember as many veterans as possible. Please click "View" to learn more about our efforts. The Support Committee at Calverton National Cemetery organizes programs and services to perpetuate the memory of deceased veterans and members of the U.S. Armed Forces in order to comfort their survivors. Also, we foster and promote youth mentorship outreaches and programs as well as public communications and release of information.

NY0173 - Team Dinger

Welcome to Team Dinger! My page is in honor of my Dad, U.S. Navy BMC Herbert C. Loper Jr, my Military family and all of our Veteran Hero's. My Sponsorship Group Team Dinger is proud to support the Spring Grove Veteran's Cemetery and to help Honor and Remember as many Veterans as possible. Please click "View" to learn more about our effort and then click "Volunteer" to join us for the wreath laying ceremony planned for Saturday Saturday December 14th, 2024. Thank you in advance! Herbert C. Loper III and Team Dinger

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