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

Welcome to the Dayton National Cemetery's Wreaths Across America Page. 

On December 14, 2024 at 12:00 pm (Wreath Placement Immediately Following Ceremony), Wreaths Across America will be at Dayton 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.

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 Dayton National Cemetery 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.

Volunteer

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

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In Memoriam
by Xi Kappa Chapter for Robert D Neef, Air Force, Honored by Dayton National Cemetery

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In Memoriam
by Xi Kappa Chapter for John May, Navy, Honored by Dayton National Cemetery

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Location Information

OHDNCD - Dayton National Cemetery
4400 W 3rd St
Dayton, OH 45428, United States

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December 14, 2024 at 12:00 pm (Wreath Placement Immediately Following Ceremony)

Justin MacKellar, Shannon MacKellar

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 parking area. We will have some shuttles to help people get to the ceremony itself. The ceremony will be at the soldiers monument in the main part of the cemetery. We plan on having a procession Lead by the color guard and Patriot Guard Riders, from the Cemetery Office up to the monument starting at 11:45am on National Wreaths Across America Day. Please plan appropriately for arrival, parking and getting to the ceremony site. Parking in the cemetery is reserved for Handicap and staff only. Not other entry will be permitted due to safety concerns. 

Parking Instructions

Updated 11/4/2023:  Parking is somewhat limited at the cemetery and we try to reserve that for the elderly and handicapped. We encourage rideshare options or carpooling whenever possible, and offsite parking will be available at the Dayton VA Hospital located at 4100 W Third St, Dayton, OH 45428. For those parking at the cemetery, please do not move or go around any cones or barriers. Please park on one side of the road but not in the grass. All parking must be on a hard surface. 

The cemetery grounds will be closed to general parking for safety and security reasons. Please use the link below for more information. Parking will be at the B Lot near the hospital and around building 127 (across from the VA Police station). We will have some shuttles available.

Only Staff and handicap will be allowed to park on cemetery grounds. Please plan accordingly as the ceremony starts promptly at noon on 16 Dec 2023. We expect a decent crowd and it is a short walk to the Solders monument where the ceremony will take place starting at noon with the Color Guard leading a procession up to the monument just before.

Parking map link please copy and paste, or use the attached photo:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1iqpCL9zId5iR0OMpxjNJaDUPK1gzA4qO/view?usp=sharing

Also there is still time to sponsor wreaths for the 2023 ceremony. Please consider helping us cover each sit at Dayton National Cemetery. There are around 61,000 site and we have just over 1000 wreaths for this year.

Ceremony and Volunteer Information

We are happy that you are willing to help with our Wreath Across America ceremony at Dayton 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.

Local Groups Supporting Us

Northrop Grumman Supported by VERITAS and Corporate Citizenship

Welcome to Northrop Grumman Supported by VERITAS and Corporate Citizenship! Our location Sponsorship Group is proud to support 71 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!

OH0037P - Dayton National Cemetery Support Committee

Welcome to OH0037P - Dayton National Cemetery Support Committee! Our location Sponsorship Group is proud to support Dayton National 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 National Wreaths Across America Day. Thank you so much!

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