Save the Date!
Next wreath laying is Saturday, December 16, 2017.
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Wreaths Across America
WREATH CLEAN UP – DATE HAS CHANGED
If you can be available any day this WEEK - Tuesday to Friday, Jan 3rd thru Jan 6th, after 9 AM; bring a rake or broom to stack and take the wreaths to the curbsides. If you have a pickup truck you are willing to use that would be greatly appreciated. Please check in with the Cemetery Staff office to locate the grounds crew.
Due to unseasonably hot weather the wreaths have withered quickly, the January 14th event has been CANCELLED – we apologize for any inconvenience.
Wreaths Across America is a national organization on a mission to REMEMBER those who’ve served in the military, HONOR their service and sacrifice, and TEACH others to do the same. Each December, wreaths are laid upon the gravesites at National Cemeteries across all 50 states.
Wreaths Across America – San Diego serves Ft. Rosecrans and Miramar National Cemeteries (view a previous ceremony) and Greenwood Memorial Park to carry out the mission to “remember, honor, and teach.” WAA San Diego partners with individuals, groups, businesses, organizations, and corporations to sponsor wreaths and through fundraising additional wreaths are brought to San Diego so we can reach our goal to cover every site at Ft. Rosecrans and Miramar National Cemeteries and Greenwood Memorial Park. We have partnered with the United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration. Join us on December 16, 2017 (at either cemetery) for a wreath ceremony at 9:00 a.m., as we honor our veterans who served during the Vietnam War with “A Hero’s Welcome!”
BAE Systems (San Diego Ship Repair) employees return to place wreaths at Fort Rosecrans on December 12, 2015.
Lynnnard DeLaPaz and Jane Purvis recruited nearly 200 people to volunteer this year.
We will be back in 2016!
Hitachi Data Systems
Hitachi Data Systems employees and their families participated in the 2014 Wreaths Across America event in San Diego. They will participate again in December 2015, and once more have granted funds from the Community Action Committee to purchase over 200 wreaths. WAA San Diego thanks HDS for their support and participation in this very fulfilling Community Service Event.
For more information regarding the history of Wreaths Across America, go to: www.wreathsacrossamerica.org