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

Welcome to the CA0224P - American Legion Post 642's Wreaths Across America Page. 

On December 14, 2024 at 12:00 pm (Wreath Placement Immediately Following Ceremony), CA0224P - American Legion Post 642 will be helping Gate of Heaven Catholic 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 CA0224P - American Legion Post 642 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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by Vincent Guinnane

For friend, Paul Elwood, a MACV Vietnam Veteran, whom I met on an Ireland Tour and became good friends. We had a pint in a pub in every town that we stopped on the tour. MMCM Roger Soule USN, a fellow piper and friend whom died of Asbestosis. MSG Roy Benavidez (MOH) whom I met at a seminar where he was giving a speech and I played my pipes for the introduction and became instant friends. CW4 Tony Graci and CW2 Bret Fratus, fellow Army Watercraft engineers who died too young. Thanks, CW4 Vincent Guinnane (USAR Retired)

Personal Message

Much Appreciation for your service and sacrifice. Boy Scouts Troop 508, Saratoga, CA

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Location Information

CALGHV - Gate of Heaven Catholic Cemetery
22555 Cristo Rey Dr
Los Altos, CA 94024, United States
Click here for the Gate of Heaven Catholic Cemetery Page


December 14, 2024 at 12:00 pm (Wreath Placement Immediately Following Ceremony)

Dennis Whittaker, Laura Schemmel

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 Gate of Heaven Catholic 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

CALGHV - Gate of Heaven Catholic Cemetery

Welcome to CALGHV - Gate of Heaven Catholic 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.