REMEMBER the Fallen. . . HONOR those who Serve. . . TEACH our children the value of Freedom.
Welcome to the Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery's Wreaths Across America Page.
On December 16, 2023 at 12:00 pm, Wreaths Across America will be at Jefferson Barracks 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.
Please help our location lay wreaths at as many graves as possible by clicking the red "Sponsor" button. Or, if you would like to volunteer to participate in the wreath laying ceremony, please click the “Volunteer” button next to the cemetery name below, and don't forget to click the "Invite" button to invite your friends and family to join you.
Thank you so much for supporting Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery and Wreaths Across America!
PLEASE NOTE: Sponsorships for 2023 are due by 11/27/23 at 10:59 CST. All sponsorships received beyond this date will be honored in 2024. We appreciate your ongoing support.
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In Honor Of for Dale Venarde, Army, Corporal , Served From 1951 to 1953, Born 07/22/30, Passed On 12/15/22, Honored by Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery
Dale Venarde, Corporal , Army
2900 Sheridan Road
Saint Louis, MO 63125, United States
Directions to Cemetery
Ceremony: To Be Announced at a later date
Off street parking is available inside Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. We highly encourage carpooling due to the limited traffic access and one entrance into JBNC.
Ceremony and Volunteer Information
We are happy that you are willing to help with our Wreath Across America ceremony at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.
Our Ceremony is being held off-site this year due to space restraints inside JBNC. December 17, 2022 join us at The Veterans Memorial Ampitheater inside Jefferson Barracks County Park at 533 Bagsby Street. Parking opens at 10 a.m. and the Ceremony begins promptly at 11 a.m. At the conclusion of the ceremony please follow the traffic control directions to gain entrance to JBNC.
Please do NOT go to the cemetery before the conclusion of there ceremony so we may be able to give families and friend quiet time to honor their loved ones with their sponsored wreaths. We appreciate your respecting their time. Wreaths will not be distributed until the conclusion of the ceremony except to Grave Specific Sponsors who sponsored their loved ones wreath through that option.
Here are some things to remember about the ceremony:
- Everyone of all ages and backgrounds is welcome.
- To help ensure that all participants get the opportunity to place a wreath, wreaths are distributed to registered participants. Please keep in mind there are over 200,000 gravesites at JBNC and only a small percentage of them receive wreaths each year. You may only get one wreath to place, or you may get several. It all depends on the number of wreaths sponsored each year. We depend on supporters to sponsor wreaths to help honor more heroes every year.
- Please follow the location coordinators instructions on where to place wreaths, as well as how they should be placed.
- We especially appreciate volunteers willing to help clean-up. Please check in with the location coordinator if you are interested in helping with the clean-up in January 2024.
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.