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

Welcome to the NY0122P - Col Francis S Gabreski Cadet Squadron NER NY 117's Wreaths Across America Page. 

On December 14, 2024 at 12:00 pm (Wreath Placement 9:00 am), NY0122P - Col Francis S Gabreski Cadet Squadron NER NY 117 will be helping Calverton National Cemetery to Remember and Honor our veterans by laying Remembrance wreaths on the graves of our country's fallen heroes.

Please help us honor and remember as many fallen heroes as possible by sponsoring remembrance wreaths, volunteering on Wreaths Day, or inviting your family and friends to attend with you.

Thank you so much for supporting the NY0122P - Col Francis S Gabreski Cadet Squadron NER NY 117 and Wreaths Across America!

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Location Information

NYCNCC - Calverton National Cemetery
210 Princeton Blvd
Calverton, NY 11933, United States
Click here for the Calverton National Cemetery Page

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December 14, 2024 at 12:00 pm (Wreath Placement 9:00 am)

Cyndi Ventura, Calvertonsupport.Com/Contact/, Frank Bailey, Support Committee for Calverton Nati, Michael Paquette

Directions to Cemetery

Calverton National Cemetery is located at 210 Princeton Blvd., Calverton, NY 11933. The Main Entrance is located on Middle Country Road (Route 25).  Volunteers and Families that are picking up “Grave Specific” orders should enter here and proceed to Section 8. Signs will be posted along the way. 

For ALL OTHER REGISTERED Volunteers Groups, the Wreath Pick-up will be done at the Sections designated by the Support Committee. These sections, inside the Cemetery, change from year to year in order to give each section a chance to be decorated. Assigned starting times for wreaths to be picked up will begin at 9:00 a.m. and continue throughout the morning, ending with our brief ceremony at the Main Flagpole at 12 Noon. 



Parking Instructions

The speed limit inside the Cemetery is 20 MPH; please watch your speed! Vehicles should park on the closest side to the section that is being decorated with wreaths. Do not park on both sides of the roadway; it is way too narrow for two-way traffic. Only Calverton Drive can accommodate two-way traffic AND parking on both sides of the roadway. Calverton National Cemetery is the largest national cemetery in the country, comprising over 1045 acres. It is not advisable that you walk from section to section or from a section to the Assembly Area.

If you are attending the Ceremony at 12 noon, please park in the field adjacent to the Assembly Area. Do NOT park, stand or stop in the Assembly Area circle!





Ceremony and Volunteer Information

We are happy that you are willing to help with our Wreath Across America ceremony at Calverton National Cemetery. Please do not forget to register to volunteer! That way you will get all updates about the cemetery itself. You MUST register at the calvertonsupport.com website. Download the participation form and submit it us.

Here are some things to remember about the event:

  • Everyone of all ages and backgrounds is welcome.
  • Please help ensure that all participants get the opportunity to place a wreath.
  • You agree to place the General Sponsored Wreaths at the designated sections selected by the Support Committee for Calverton National Cemetery. They are NOT for personal use.
  • "Personal Use" wreaths should be ordered as a "Grave Specific" wreath on the WAA website.
  • Please follow the location coordinators instructions on where to place wreaths, as well as "how" they should be placed. Those details will be emailed to every registered volunteer, organization, family, Scout Unit, etc.
  • There will be a brief ceremony at 12 Noon at the Main Flagpole in the Assembly Area.
  • 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 in January, 2025.

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.

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NYCNCC - Calverton National Cemetery

Welcome to Calverton National Cemetery and thank you deeply for helping us with our goal to honor as many veterans as possible on Wreaths Across America Day, Saturday, December 14, 2024 (Wreath Placement 9:00 am). Please click "View" to learn more about our efforts. Please help us honor and remember as many fallen heroes as possible by sponsoring remembrance wreaths. You will be able to do a General Sponsor for one or several wreaths.To sponsor a wreath at Calverton, click on the “Sponsor Wreath” button on the HOME Page. It will take you to the official Wreaths Across America ordering information. Remember, when you sponsor, or donate, a wreath, it will be part of the general distribution amount that will be placed on 2 to 3 sections of the Cemetery as determined by the Calverton Support Committee. Those sections are rotated year to year so that every section “gets a turn”. In 2023, sections 27 and 69 were decorated. Different sections will be selected for 2024. The general supply of sponsored wreaths is then divided by the number of volunteers that sign up with us. In this manner, everyone volunteering to place a wreath will have an opportunity to do so. If you sponsor a large supply of wreath, please don’t expect to take that number at the wreath pick-up station. That will not leave enough for everyone to participate. You will pick up the same number of wreaths as everyone else.A General Sponsorship of a wreath is NOT for personal use. If you want to do that, then you must order a “Grave Specific” wreath on the WAA website. That wreath will have your name, or your laved one’s name, associatated with it when you pick it up at the “Grave Specific Wreath Pick-up” Station. Please be careful when you are ordering. We will not be able to give you a wreath at that station unless you specifically ordered it that way.When you order a "Grave Specific" wreath for a loved one's gravesite, you can pick up from us and place it yourself or, have one of our volunteers place it for you if you are out of the