Please help us Remember, Honor, and Teach on December 17th, 2022 by sponsoring a wreath, volunteering, or inviting friends to help.
2023 So Far
72 Wreaths Sponsored 0.7% to Goal 9,928 To Go!
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!
Click "Sponsor Wreaths" to sponsor a wreath and help us reach our goal of honoring every veteran at the cemetery.
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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.
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.
Welcome to Riverside National Cemetery (CARNCR) and thank you deeply for helping us with our goal to honor as many veterans as possible on Wreaths Across America Day, December 16, 2023. 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....
Welcome to Golden Gate National Cemetery (CAGGNS) and thank you deeply for helping us with our goal to honor as many veterans as possible on Wreaths Across America Day, December 16, 2023. 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....
Also, one of the most powerful ways that you can help is to share that you've volunteered to help on Wreaths Across America Day on social media. Please click on the social media links of your choice below.
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Did you know that Wreaths Across America now offers recurring sponsorships? You can select the occurrence and cancel or pause anytime! Register now by completing this form! (https://tinyurl.com/n735zrbr)
What does it mean to sponsor a wreath? It means you are supporting a yearlong mission to Remember the fallen, Honor those that serve and Teach the next generation the value of freedom. Your sponsorship will support the new and existing programs developed to share the mission. And, it will place a wreath to honor an American hero at one of more than 3,700 participating locations this year on National Wreaths Across America Day – a day set aside to lay gathers as Americans with the same goal.
We can’t do that without your support, though. Your sponsorship will ensure that a wreath is hand-crafted of all-American balsam and hand-tied with a red velvet bow here in Columbia Falls, Maine. It will then be sent to one of our participating locations, where a volunteer will place it on the marker of a hero. That volunteer will then “say their name” to ensure that the legacy of duty, service and sacrifice is never forgotten.
So, what does it mean to sponsor a wreath? It means you have the opportunity to join a grateful nation in saying “thank you” to those who stepped up to serve.
*Please Note: Specific locations designated as "ceremonial-only" accept a limited number of sponsorships. Any additional sponsorships received beyond those used for the ceremony will be distributed to other locations.