REMEMBER the Fallen. . . HONOR those who Serve. . . TEACH our children the value of Freedom.
Welcome to the Miramar National Cemetery 's Wreaths Across America Page.
On December 17, 2022, Wreaths Across America will be at Miramar National 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.
Ceremony Details: We invite you to join us virtually for a remembrance ceremony this year! Details about how to view the virtual ceremony will be shared on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/waaCAMRNC/
We are hopeful that we will be able to hold an in-person ceremony in 2023 and appreciate your patience this year as we improvise to accommodate for limited parking in the construction areas around the cemetery.
Wreath Laying Details: If you are interested in helping us lay all sponsored veteran wreaths on December 17th, please register for a time slot by clicking the red volunteer button on this page.
Please note that each registration is for one VEHICLE. You may bring as many people as you'd like as long as they fit in your vehicle. Do not register each person, but instead register each vehicle.
Youth Group Registrations: We are holding 10:00am specifically for our youth groups. Please do not register on this page. Instead, contact the volunteer Location Coordinator, Brenda Kaesler, with the name of your group and she will confirm your registration. Email: email@example.com
Sponsor Veteran Wreaths: Please help our location lay wreaths at over 15,000 veteran graves by clicking the red "Sponsor" button. If your organization would like to get involved as a WAA Sponsorship Group that supports our location, please register here: https://learn.wreathsacrossamerica.org/fundraising
Thank you so much for supporting Miramar National Cemetery and Wreaths Across America!
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Personal Message for Everett Penny, Navy, Master Chief In Command, Born 01/18/37, Passed On 05/25/18, Honored by Miramar National Cemetery
Everett Penny, Master Chief In Command, Navy
by Brett Kobell for Joe Vargas, JR, Marine Corps, LCPL, Served From 1988 to 1992, Born 01/13/67, Passed On 07/25/22, Honored by Miramar National Cemetery
Joe Vargas, JR, LCPL, Marine Corps
5795 Nobel Dr
San Diego, CA 92122, United States
Directions to Cemetery
Navigation systems do an adequate job finding the cemetery. When you arrive, please follow the direction of the staff for parking and cemetery section selection.
We encourage you to use our off-site parking lot 2 miles east of the cemetery, at 6435 Miramar Road near Carroll Canyon Road. Shuttles depart & return every 10 minutes.
Due to construction issues within the cemetery property, we highly recommend you use our off-site parking. The V.A. Hospital Staff overflow parking lot is located at 6435 Miramar Road on the south side of the road. VA shuttles will depart and return every 10 minutes.
Ceremony and Volunteer Information
We are happy that you are willing to help with our Wreath Across America ceremony at Miramar National Cemetery .
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 section leader's instructions on where to place wreaths, as well as "how" they should be placed.
- We especially appreciate volunteers willing to help remove and recycle on January 7, 2023. Please check back on this website after 17 Dec if you are interested in helping with the wreath removal.
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.