Wreaths Across America – San Diego
Ft. Rosecrans and Miramar National Cemeteries
Greenwood Memorial Park, Valley Center and Oak Hill Cemeteries
Remember. Honor. Teach.

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Next wreath laying is Saturday, December 15, 2018.

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Wreaths Across America San Diego Welcomes 5th Cemetery!

Oak Hill Cemetery in Escondido, with 4,000 veterans laid to rest. Carrie Foster, President of VFW Auxiliary 1513 is excited to lead the Ceremony to remember and honor these veterans. We look forward to seeing the Escondido community come out and participate, they support our veterans along with many active veteran services organizations.

Wreaths Across America national logoWreaths 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 supports Ft. Rosecrans and Miramar National Cemeteries, Greenwood Memorial Park and Valley Center Cemetery to carry out the mission to “remember, honor, and teach.” WAA San Diego partners with individuals, groups, businesses, organizations, and corporations to sponsor wreaths through fundraising. Additional wreaths are brought to San Diego to cover every site at participating cemeteries. 

The Wreaths Across America story began over 20 years ago when Worcester Wreath Company (a for-profit commercial business from Harrington, Maine) began a tradition of placing wreaths on the headstones of our nation’s fallen heroes at Arlington National Cemetery.

Over the years, Worcester Wreath has donated countless wreaths which were placed by volunteers in a wreath laying ceremony each December.


USS Midway Foundation

Dan Beintema, President USS Midway Foundation

Joey Jerome, WAA Miramar Committee Member (left) receives $5,000.00 check to sponsor wreaths from Dan Beintema, President USS Midway Foundation.


Sharp HealthCare

Mike Murphy of Sharp Healthcare

Tim Campion (left) receives check for $5,000.00 to sponsor wreaths from Mike Murphy, President and CEO of Sharp HealthCare.

Sharp HealthCare is proud to support Wreaths Across America to honor those who have sacrificed their lives for our country. The people of Sharp are privileged to participate in this important tradition and help Wreaths Across America fulfill their commitment to remember those who have served in the military, honor their sacrifice, and teach others to do the same.”

 - Mike Murphy, President and CEO of Sharp HealthCare.


BAE Systems

BAE Systems Support Wreaths Across America San Diego 2015BAE Systems (San Diego Ship Repair) employees return to place wreaths at Fort Rosecrans on December 12, 2015.

Lynnard DeLaPaz and Jane Purvis recruited nearly 200 people to volunteer this year.

We will be back in 2016!


Hitachi Data Systems

Hitachi Data Systems at Wreaths Across America San Diego 2014 EventHitachi 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.



Get Involved

Ft. Rosecrans has 110,000 sites. Would you partner with us to cover every site?   The power of one person will make a difference!
Will you sponsor a wreath?
  A truck holds 4,500. Will you help us fill a truck



Picture Gallery

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Ft. Rosecrans Gallery of Photos Miramar Greenwood

For more information regarding the history of Wreaths Across America, go to:  www.wreathsacrossamerica.org