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136 Wreaths Sponsored
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Volunteers across the state of California are working in support of national nonprofit Wreaths Across America (WAA) as they prepare for National Wreaths Across America Day – this year on Saturday, December 17, 2022. 


All locations registered to participate in National Wreaths Across America Day will take part in this national event that endeavors to honor every interred American veteran with a live, balsam veteran’s wreath. In 2021, 2.4 million veterans’ wreaths were placed in total across the country at 3,137 participating locations. More than two million volunteers helped place wreaths, a third of whom were children. Local volunteer groups and individuals give back to your community and help to share the year-round mission to Remember the fallen, Honor those that serve and their families, and Teach the next generation the value of freedom.


To view the full list of participating locations and sponsorship groups in California and learn more about how you can help reach the goals in each community, click Locations in the top right corner of this page to find and visit each participating location's WAA webpage. From there, you can learn about the different sponsorship groups supporting each one.


Please help us honor and remember as many fallen heroes as possible by sponsoring remembrance wreaths and/or inviting your family and friends to attend the ceremony at the participating location of your choosing.


Thank you so much for supporting Wreaths Across America and our mission to REMEMBER, HONOR, and TEACH!


Sponsor Wreaths

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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“The Maine Veterans Spotlight” will debut on News Radio 98-5 FM, AM 560 and online at www.wgan.com.

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In Memoriam
by Carolyn Yocom for Robert Meyer, Army, Major General, Served From 1944 to 1991, Born 11/12/25, Passed On 08/12/14, Honored by Miramar National Cemetery

MG General Robert L. Meyer. Loving son, brother and uncle . He entered the Army as a private following graduation from high school and was honorably discharged in 1946 as a Staff Sergeant. He joined the 40th Infantry Div. of the California Army National Guard in 1946 and commissioned a 2nd Lt in 1947. He served on active duty in Europe, Japan, and Korea. Prior to retiring in 1984, his service culminated in appointments as the California NG's Division Commander of the 40th Infantry (mechanized) and subsequently as Commander, State Area Command, Headquarters.

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Personal Message
by JEAN M. for Gary Morris, Army, SPC4, Born 04/08/44, Passed On 11/05/21, Honored by Sacramento County Veterans Memorial Cemetery

Gary - In our hearts always and beyond forever. Rest peacefully. Love, your family

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Location Information

CARNCR - Riverside National Cemetery
22495 Van Buren Blvd
Riverside, CA 92518, United States
Click here for the Riverside National Cemetery Page

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December 14, 2024 at 09:00 am (Wreath Placement Immediately Following Ceremony)

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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.

Parking Instructions

There is plenty of parking at this cemetery, so feel free to park in any available spot.

Ceremony and Volunteer Information

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

Our Locations

CARNCR - Riverside National Cemetery

Welcome to CARNCR - Riverside National Cemetery and thank you deeply for helping us with our goal to honor as many veterans as possible on Wreaths Across America Day, December 14, 2024 (Wreath Placement Immediately Following Ceremony). Please click "View" to learn more about our effort or to volunteer to help or click "Sponsor" to purchase wreaths that will be laid on the graves of our fallen heroes by our loyal volunteers.

CAGGNS - Golden Gate National Cemetery

Welcome to CAGGNS - Golden Gate National Cemetery and thank you deeply for helping us with our goal to honor as many veterans as possible on Wreaths Across America Day, December 14, 2024 (Wreath Placement Immediately Following Ceremony). Please click "View" to learn more about our effort or to volunteer to help or click "Sponsor" to purchase wreaths that will be laid on the graves of our fallen heroes by our loyal volunteers.

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