CA0797 - Bakersfield Republican Women, Federated
Please help us Remember, Honor, and Teach about our fallen Kern County Veterans on December 16, 2023 by sponsoring a wreath, volunteering, and inviting friends to help. Join us at 09:00 AM, by following the circular drive to the upper assembly area. We’ll have an opening ceremony with the laying of wreaths at our armed services monuments, words from local Wreaths Across America representatives, local dignitaries, elected officials, and Bakersfield National Cemetery Director.
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2023 So Far
3,476 Wreaths Sponsored
39.0% Over Our Goal!
Exceeded by 976 Wreaths!
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REMEMBER the Fallen. . . HONOR those who Serve. . . TEACH our children the value of Freedom.

Welcome to the CA0979 - Bakersfield Republican Women, Federated CA0797 Wreaths Across America Page. 

On December 16, 2023 at 09:00 am, please join us for a brief ceremonial program at the upper assembly area at the Bakersfield National Cemetery.  After the program, around 9:45 am, the public will assist Wreaths Across America in Remembering and Honoring our veterans by laying Remembrance wreaths on the graves of our country's fallen heroes and the act of saying the name of each veteran aloud.

Please help us honor and remember as many fallen heroes as possible at the Bakersfield National Cemetery by clicking the red "Sponsor" button located on this page.  Or, if you would like to volunteer to participate in the wreath laying ceremony, click on the "Volunteer" button located on this page.  Don't forget to click the "Invite" button on this page to invite your family and friends to join you. 

If you sponsored a 'Grave Specific' wreath and you will be placing the wreath at your loved one's grave, we're asking you to do this between 7:30 am - 8:45 am, on December 16th.  We will have a 'Grave Specific' informational table near the cemetery Administration Office. 

Thank you so much for supporting the CA0797 - Bakersfield Republican Women, Federated 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.


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


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In Honor Of
by Lisa Hudgens for James Hudgens, Air Force, Honored by Bakersfield National Cemetery

James Hudgens, we love you and miss you everyday.

In Memory Of for Casimiro Carmona, Army, Honored by Bakersfield National Cemetery

You are gone but never forgotten. There is not a day that goes by that your family and friends are not thinking about you. Your love of country lives on through your family. Rest in Peace until we meet again. God bless

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Location Information

CABNCB - Bakersfield National Cemetery
30338 E Bear Mountain Blvd
Keene, CA 93531, United States
Click here for the Bakersfield National Cemetery Page


December 16, 2023 at 09:00 am (Wreath Placement Immediately Following Ceremony)

Marylee Shrider, Penny Martinez

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

Please arrive early to allow time for parking and transit to the ceremony location.

Handicapped parking is available at the entrance to the cemetery. All general parking vehicles will be directed to the auxiliary parking area by volunteers. Please follow all guidance and instructions.

A shuttle bus will be available to assist with transportation to/from parking area.

Ceremony and Volunteer Information

We are happy that you are willing to help with our Wreath Across America ceremony at Bakersfield National Cemetery (BNC). 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.
  • Join us for a brief ceremony at 09:00 am at the Upper Assembly Area; transportation will be provided.
  • At 9:45 am, volunteers may commence laying wreaths.  Please help ensure that all participants get the opportunity to place a wreath.
  • Family and friends of veterans who purchased 'grave-specific' wreaths will check in at the BNC's Public Information Center and will be the only participants to lay a wreath between 7:30 am - 8:45 am.
  • 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. Our wreath 'Clean-Up Day' is scheduled for Saturday, January 13th.  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

CABNCB - Bakersfield National Cemetery

Welcome to CABNCB - Bakersfield National Cemetery Wreaths Across America page.  We thank you deeply for helping us with our goal to honor as many veterans as possible on Wreaths Across America Day, December 16th. 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.