2023 So Far
1,119 Wreaths Sponsored
32.0% to Goal
2,382 To Go!

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

Welcome to the Orange County Veterans Cemetery's 

          Wreaths Across America Page- 2022

                        Update: 08/08/22: 

WAA '22 is only a little over 100 days away.  Now is the perfect time to start purchasing your wreaths and making your donations.  Wreaths are $17 each or, WHEN PURCHASED THROUGH OUR OFFICE, 3 for $30.  Donations in any amount are welcome and encouraged. Make Checks payable to the "Nam Knight's M/C- WAA" and mail to or drop off at OCVC 111 Craigville rd Goshen NY 10924. Attn: Dave Andryshak.  We here at OCVC had a very busy year which means that we are going to need nearly 3800 wreaths which equates to a lot of donations.  Please ask your friends, neighbors, bosses and local business' to donate.

We will also be planning the wreath delivery escort again (date to be determined as it gets closer) along with our "Trees of Heroes" display.  We will invite the Warwick Valley Meistersingers again too! 

Last year the weather played games with us but we still had close to 700 attendees.  Hopefully this years weather will be perfect.  Mark the date:

            SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2022 @ 12:00pm

                    Remember to arrive early

************************************************UPDATE 10/24/22**************************************

We are now only 55 days away from the event and only about 30 days away from wreath sale/ donation cut off.  We still have a ways to go.  Please help generate more donations.  REMEMBER, the best way to get the most of your donation is either utilize the Nam Knights link on this donation page or drop your check off at the Veterans Cemetery office.  These are the ONLY two ways to take advantage of the 3 for 2 option, otherwise you will be charged $17 per wreath.  Using these options really helps our wreath count go up faster.  Donations should be turned in no later than the Monday following Thanksgiving.       

********************************************Update 11/4/22***************************************

Okay Folks......The excitement is building and everything is slowly falling into place.  WE ARE STILL IN NEED OF DONATIONS.  WE HAVE NOT YET REACHED OUR GOAL.  Keep those donations coming.  The Meistersingers are confirmed.  They will begin by 11:00AM.  Once we are informed of a delivery date, we will quickly organize the delivery escort.


As with every other year, false information about dates, times and events start to spread rapidly.  If you have any questions or have any doubts, call me (Dave) at 845-494-3768.

Thank You All so much for supporting our event at the Orange County Veterans Cemetery.

***********UPDATE 11/17/22***************

As you can see, we are about to reach an exceed our goal for 2022!  This doesn't mean to stop donating.  Keep those donation coming in.  Everything over our goal automatically goes to next year.  This is great because it always gives us an much need head start on the following campaign year.  Now we just need to hope for good weather!!!!!

*************UPDATE 11/29/22*********


               THE WREATHS ARE COMING!!!!!!

                               THE WREATHS ARE COMING!!!!!!

Our delivery escort/ parade is scheduled for WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14th at 10:00AM.  Come join us in the downtown Village of Goshen to help celebrate the delivery of the wreaths.  Main street in front of the Orange County Government Center is your best spot for viewing & parking.  The delivery truck will pause for a brief moment at the corner of Main & Erie streets where students from across the county will welcome the driver, Ervin, and his Dad who is a Vietnam combat Veteran.    







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.



Click here to spread the word encourage your friends to sponsor, volunteer or keep up with our news.

Wreaths Across America's Trucking Tributes Presents Women In Trucking Association, Inc.

“We have a lot of veterans in the trucking industry, so anything we can do to honor the people who have served is positive,”...

Shoulders of Heroes: A Poem

Read a moving poem by Wreaths Across America supporter Virginia Huppe....

308 recent news items exist. Click "View All News" to see them all....

Personal Message
by Jim Copeland for James Copeland, Navy, MM2, Served From 1961 to 1967, Honored by Orange County Veterans Memorial Cemetery

James Copeland, MM2, Navy
Thank you all for your sacrifice and service to all at home
In Honor Of
by Jessica Jones for John Quinby , Marine Corps, Honored by Orange County Veterans Memorial Cemetery

John Quinby , Marine Corps
John Quinby....The greatest "Pee-Paw" ever! You are gone but definitely not forgotten! I love you and can't wait to see you again.
Check out 51 "Remember" recent messages from our supporters. Click "View Remember Wall" to see them all.

Ceremony Details

Location Information

Orange County Veterans Memorial Cemetery (NYOCVM)
111 Craigville Rd
Goshen, NY 10924, United States


December 16, 2023 at 12:00 pm

David Andryshak

Directions to Cemetery

Navigation systems do an adequate job finding the cemetery. When you arrive, please follow the directions of the Emergency Service personnel for parking. 


Follow signs to 255 Main street (Orange County Government center) Goshen for Shuttle parking or arrive early and park at Goshen Town Park directly across from Cemetery.

Parking Instructions

Parking on cemetery grounds will be extremely limited and restricted to OCVC employees, ceremony participants and those that require handicap parking.  Parking will be available at the Town of Goshen Park located directly across the street from the cemetery.  Parking will also be available at the Orange County Government Center located at 255 Main street in the Village of Goshen.  Several shuttle buses will be available to transport you to/from your vehicles.

OCSD, TGPD, GFD Fire Police & GOVAC will be on hand to keep all vehicles and pedestrian traffic safe.

               ARRIVE EARLY! Large crowd expected.


Ceremony and Volunteer Information

We are happy that you are willing to attend our Wreath Across America ceremony at the Orange County Veterans Cemetery . There is NO need to register for volunteering.  This a group event.  Keep in mind that a large amount of people are expected to attend.
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.

Local Groups Supporting Us

Orange County Veterans Cemetery, Goshen, N.Y. and Nam Knights Motorcycle Club - Orange County Chapter

Welcome to,the Nam Knights Motorcycle Club, Our location fundraising group is proud to support the Orange County Veterans Cemetery, Goshen, N.Y.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, December 18, 2021, time TBA. Thank you so much!

View Sponsor

Department of New York VFW Auxiliary (NY0109)

Welcome to Department of New York VFW Auxiliary (NY0109)! Our location fundraising group is proud to support multiple locations 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 National Wreaths Across America Day. Thank you so much!

View Sponsor

4 groups support us. Click "View Our Groups" to see them all.

View Our Groups