** PLEASE SCROLL DOWN to the red banner below and click on "Ceremony and Volunteer Information" to review necessary details and information regarding this year's changes to the Wreaths Across America Program for 2020**
REMEMBER our fallen U.S. Veterans.
HONOR those who serve.
TEACH the value of freedom.
Welcome to the Riverside National Cemetery's, Wreaths Across America Page.
Saturday, December 19, 2020, is National Wreaths Across America Day at Riverside National Cemetery. We will be honoring our veterans through the laying of holiday wreaths on the graves of our country's fallen heroes.
Please help our location lay these wreaths on as many graves as possible by sponsoring. This can be done by scrolling to the bottom of the page and viewing all the fantastic local community groups that are supporting the program for the cemetery. Simply locate the group you'd like to assist in obtaining wreaths for the ceremony and click the "sponsor" button!
Thank you so much for supporting Riverside National Cemetery and the Wreaths Across America program!!
A Fish Story Like None Other
For the last two years, retired veterans' wreaths have been collected and turned into fish habitat in Tygart Lake providing shelter from predators increasing their chances of maturing and spawning....
Wreaths Across America's Kid's Corner Presents Ellie Smith
Ellie continues to live up to their legacy in 2021, and someday Ellie would like to personally lay a veteran's wreath against her Grandpa Marshall Crews' headstone at Fort Logan National Cemetery in Colorado....
by Patricia M. for Michael McGuire, Navy, Honored by Riverside National Cemetery
by Donna K. for Steven Sofi, Air Force, Honored by Riverside National Cemetery
22495 Van Buren Blvd
Riverside, CA 92518
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.
Although parking is plentiful at this location, certain areas will be blocked off to insure participant safety and access. Please make sure you are following guided traffic flow and parking directions given by cemetery staff and volunteers.
It is recommended you plan to arrive early. Allowing extra time to accommodate for heavy vehicle traffic, parking, and walking towards the event location will provide you with a more relaxed and meaningful experience
Ceremony and Volunteer Information
Thank you for your interest in the Wreaths Across America event at Riverside National Cemetery!
This year, the National Wreaths Across America Day event for our location will be shared virtually on social media. Unfortunately, we are unable to hold a public ceremony or open event, due to the high surges in Covid-19 spread. We are making necessary modifications for the laying of graveside wreaths to ensure the safety of all who are assigned to volunteer and participate.
All sponsored and grave specific requests in 2020, will be placed by a small core group of predetermined volunteers. If you have questions or special requests, please contact our Volunteer Location Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive further information or make those arrangements. All of our predetermined volunteers will be wearing the required masks and gloves.
Thank you so much for helping to achieve our mission to "Remember, Honor and Teach".