2020 So Far
1,958 Wreaths Sponsored
6.5% to Goal
28,042 To Go!

** 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!!


Sponsor Wreaths

Click "Sponsor Wreaths" to sponsor a wreath and help us reach our goal of honoring every veteran at the cemetery.



Click here if you would like to participate in the wreath laying ceremony on Wreaths Day at the cemetery.



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by Linda Hartzell for Robert Okeson, Jr., Marine Corps, Honored by Riverside National Cemetery

Always in my heart, dear brother.
In Memoriam
by Angela P. for Anton L. Pokorny, Army, Honored by Riverside National Cemetery

Anton L. Pokorny was a man you loved and proudly served his country and family. As a WWII Veteran, he lived 98 years. He was an active man right up until the last few days. He often shared his stories of WWII at school assemblies and class rooms along with being active in the VFW in Taylor, TX. He will never be forgotten. We love you Dad.
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Ceremony Details

Location Information

Riverside National Cemetery (CARNCR)
22495 Van Buren Blvd
Riverside, CA 92518


December 19 at 09:00 am, 2020

Katthariya W.

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.

Parking Instructions

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  

Thank you!

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 Saturday, December 19th, 2020. 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 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".

Local Groups Supporting Us

Northrop Grumman Supported by VERITAS and Corporate Citizenship

Welcome to Northrop Grumman Supported by VERITAS and Corporate Citizenship! Our location fundraising group is proud to support Arlington National Cemetery and to help honor and remember as many veterans as possible. Please click "View" to learn more about our effort and then click "Volunteer" to join us for National Wreaths Across America Day. Thank you so much!

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Brown-Forman BRAVE (KY0139)

Welcome to Brown-Forman BRAVE (KY0139)! Our location fundraising group is proud to support Zachary Taylor National Cemetery and to help honor and remember as many veterans as possible. Please click "View" to learn more about our effort and then click "Volunteer" to join us for National Wreaths Across America Day. Thank you so much!

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