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

Welcome to the Alta Vista Cemetery's Wreaths Across America Page. 

On December 14, 2024 at 12:00 pm (Wreath Placement Immediately Following Ceremony), Wreaths Across America will be at Alta Vista Cemetery to Remember and Honor our veterans through the laying of Remembrance wreaths on the graves of our country's fallen heroes and the act of saying the name of each and every veteran aloud.

If you would like to volunteer to participate in the wreath laying ceremony, please click the “Volunteer” button next to the cemetery name below, and don't forget to click the "Invite" button to invite your friends and family to join you. 

Thank you so much for supporting Alta Vista Cemetery 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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The Mobile Education Exhibit's Schedule

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Truckload Carriers Association Announces Participation in Wreaths Across America’s Truckloads of Remembrance

The association’s effort will honor and remember our nation’s veterans who were laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery while providing resources for its TCA Scholarship Fund.

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In Honor Of
by Richard Toole for Justin Toole, Army, Honored by Alta Vista Cemetery

LTC Justin R. Toole: Thank You Son For Your Continued Service To Our Country! We Are So Proud Of You! Love, MOM & DOD

In Memoriam for William (Rich) Higgins, Marine Corps, Honored by Alta Vista Cemetery

In early 1987 Col Higgins was assigned to the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO) as Chief of the U.N. Military Observer GP in southern Lebanon. In Feb 1988, his unarmed UN convoy was ambushed & he was kidnapped, & murdered by a Gp with links to Hezbollah. Rich, your courage & dedication in selfless service is, and will be remembered. The magnificent USS Higgins (DDG-76) carries your name proudly ...Farewell my friend & - Semper Fidelis - (Part of the Foreword by Gen A.M. Grey, 29th Commandant of the Marine Corps, to the book Patriot Dreams, written by Rich's widow Marine Lt Col Robin Higgins who displayed enormous courage & faith throughout the long ordeal of her husbands captivity & subsequent death. She has given us a powerful book of love, loyalty, jncredible courage, patriotism,... - submitted by a personal comrad in arms at the US Mission to the UN who knew him personally and has a personal copy of Patriot Dreams signed by Robin Higgins.

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Location Information

GAAVCG - Alta Vista Cemetery
521 Jones St
Gainesville, GA 30501, United States


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

Gloria Vega, Paul Blizzard

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 Alta Vista 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.

Local Groups Supporting Us

GA0091P - Georgia Mountain Chapter of MOAA

Welcome to GA0091P - Georgia Mountain Chapter of MOAA! Our location Sponsorship Group is proud to support Georgia National Cemetery and to help honor and remember as many veterans as possible. Please click "View" to learn more about our effort and then click "Volunteer" to join us for National Wreaths Across America Day. Thank you so much!

GA0253P - Forsyth County Cadet Squadron

Welcome to Forsyth County Cadet Squadron! We are proud to support Alta Vista Cemetery in Gainesville, GA and to help honor and remember as many veterans as possible. Please click "View" to learn more about our effort and click "Sponsor" to donate wreaths for Veteran's at Alta Vista Cemetery.  Want to help lay wreaths in December? Click "Volunteer" to join us for National Wreaths Across America Day.  Forsyth County Cadet Squadron Civil Air Patrol, U.S. Air Force Auxiliary Volunteers serving America's communities, saving lives, and shaping futures.

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