Wreaths Across America Day – 2024

Event Description

Join us for our annual National Wreaths Across America event ceremony at 12 Noon at the Main Flag Pole in the Assembly Area. Registered volunteers will be scheduled to place the wreaths in designated sections beginning at 9:00 a.m.

To sponsor a wreath at Calverton, click on the “Sponsor Wreath” button on the HOME Page. It will take you to the official Wreaths Across America ordering information for our location. Remember when you sponsor, or donate, a wreath, it will be part of the general distribution amount that will be placed on 1 to 2 sections of the Cemetery as determined by the Calverton Support Committee. Those sections are rotated year to year so that every section “gets a turn”. In 2023, sections 27 and 69 were decorated. Different sections will be selected for 2024. The general supply of sponsored wreaths is then divided by the number of volunteers that sign up with us. In this manner, everyone volunteering to place a wreath will have an opportunity to do so. If you sponsor a large supply of wreaths, please don’t expect to take that number at the wreath pick-up station. That will not leave enough for everyone to participate. You will pick up the same number of wreaths as everyone else.

A General Sponsorship of a wreath is NOT for personal use. If you want to do that, then you must order a “Grave Specific” wreath on the WAA website. That wreath will have your name, or your loved one’s name, associated with it when you pick it up at the “Grave Specific Wreath Pick-up” Station. Please be careful when you are ordering. We will not be able to give you a wreath at that station unless you specifically ordered it that way.

If you prefer to order by mail, and send in a check, click this link to get the mail-in form:

https://calvertonsupport.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/Wreath-Sponsorship-Form-2023-with-QR-Code-from-WAA.pdf

We had nearly 1400 volunteers registered to help place the wreaths in the designated sections in December, 2023, way more than we needed. The more wreaths that are sponsored by individuals and companies, the more that the volunteers will have a chance to place. If you can help us with corporate sponsorships for the 2024 event, please contact us.

TO VOLUNTEER to help place wreaths, whether as an individual, as a family, a Company group or a Scout Unit, download this form:

2024 WAA Participation Form

and return it to us. Final Information will be sent to all Volunteers by Saturday, December 7th with section assignments. Thank you for your support of this event!

For a Map of Calverton National Cemetery, click HERE.