REMEMBER the Fallen. . . HONOR those who Serve. . . TEACH our children the value of Freedom.
Welcome to the Miami Valley Composite Squadron, Civil Air Patrol OH-284 (OH0135P)'s Wreaths Across America Page.
On December 16, 2023 at 12:00 pm, Miami Valley Composite Squadron, Civil Air Patrol OH-284 (OH0135P) will be helping Dayton 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 Miami Valley Composite Squadron, Civil Air Patrol OH-284 (OH0135P) and Wreaths Across America!
Now Accepting 2023 Award Nominations
Wreaths Across America is excited to announce to our volunteers that we are opening the 2023 nomination process....
Wreaths Across America's Trucking Tributes Presents James Nalin and CRST
“I told my mother that when I got older, I would drive a big truck one day, and here I am, driving one of the best trucks out there."...
by Wright-Pratt Credit Union for William McDonough, Navy, Torpedo Man 1st Class, Honored by Dayton National Cemetery
William McDonough, Torpedo Man 1st Class, Navy
by Debra D.
Richard Grant Andres Army Private 1st Class OH
4400 W 3rd St
Dayton, OH 45428, United States
Click here for the Dayton National Cemetery Page
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. 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 17 December 2022.
Parking InstructionsParking is somewhat limited and we try to reserve that for the elderly and handicapped. We encourage rideshare options or carpooling whenever possible. 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.
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.
Please see our Facebook page or group for more information (address may have to be copied and pasted in a browser):
The ceremony will be held on 17 December 2022 at the monument behind the VA Cemetery Office on top of the hill. Around 11:45 am the Civil Air Patrol Color Guard and Patriot Guard Riders will lead a procession up to the monument from the Cemetery Office. The main ceremony will start at noon. This is an outside event, please dress appropriately for that day.
We will also have a Facebook Live event on the Wreaths Across America- Dayton National Cemetery Facebook page (see link above) for those that cannot attend. Wreaths will be placed after the ceremony. Please follow the directions of the on-site staff for wreath placement locations and procedures, Please do not open boxes and take wreaths on your own.
Please follow all appropriate COVID-19 safety precautions.