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9,536 Wreaths Sponsored
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Our non-public ceremony will held virtually on Friday, December 18th afternoon and it can be viewed via Facebook live at https://www.facebook.com/NatCemSaratoga.  Like our page to be notified.  

All sponsored wreaths in 2020 will be placed on December 19th in four (4) placement times: Pick your loved one's section to volunteer for placement or if you don't have family there, a less popular time such as, 8am or 2pm, Please sign up for a specific time slot by clicking the red Volunteer button. If you have special requests, please contact the volunteer Location Coordinator at amartin31392cap@juno.com to make those arrangements. Please note, masks and gloves are required for this event. 

Please scroll down to "Local Groups Supporting Us" to donate to through a sponsorship group. If you are interested in becoming a fundraising group, contact WAA for information. Last date for sponsoring a wreath is Monday, November 30th.  

 


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by Jean F. for John Mahady, Army, Honored by Gerald B. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery

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by Andrea B. for Gerard J Saccardi, Army, Honored by Gerald B. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery

In memory of my Dad, taken from us too soon. He was a loving father and grandfather. He is loved and missed everyday.
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Ceremony Details

Location Information

Gerald B. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery (NYGSNS)
200 Duell Rd
Schuylerville, NY 12871

13,100
13,100
9,536

December 18 at 12:00 pm and 19 at 08:00 am to 3:00 pm, 2020

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Directions to Cemetery

GPS SYSTEMS PROVIDE GOOD GUIDANCE TO 200 DUELL RD, SCHUYLERVILLE, NY.





Parking Instructions

THIS YEAR, PARKING IS ALLOWED ON THE ROADWAY IN CEMETERY ON THE RIGHT SIDE ONLY-  you will be permitted at the section you volunteered for ONLY at the allotted time. 

Please exit the cemetery as soon as wreaths in designated sections are placed to allow parking for the next shift of wreath laying.    

 It’s very important when your time slot ends, you exit the Cemetery freeing space for the next group of volunteers. This will prevent traffic congestion within the Cemetery and provide parking for incoming volunteers.

Ceremony and Volunteer Information

10/29/20 

This year, due to COVID-19 restrictions and the need to provide safety for volunteers and visitors, the National Wreaths Across America Day, being held Saturday, December 19th will be modified.

WREATH LAYING AT 8, 10, 12 AND 2 PM NOT 1200!!!

 In the past this event has drawn 1000 plus volunteers. To include as many volunteers as safely possible and adhere to safety protocols mandated by VA and WAA, wreath laying will take place over an 8-hour period this year. Volunteers will be spread evenly throughout the day and cemetery sections.  

We are asking volunteers to choose a 1-hour time slot from below corresponding to interred family member. If you do not have a family member resting here, please consider a less favorable timeslot such as early morning or late afternoon leaving the midday slots for family resting in the more recent sections.
Plan to arrive 15 minutes early, parking will be in the cemetery this year. Cemetery officials will be at the entrance to provide parking directions. Once parked, join other volunteers near your Section’s Leaders and wait for wreath laying instructions.
As in past years, sections will have pre-staged wreaths in boxes. Section Leaders, wearing bright fluorescent vests, will provide instructions and then open boxes. Guardians wear vests, also. They are our eyes in the sections for correct behavior and placement.

Each section will have a pre-counted quantity of wreaths, please do not relocate wreaths between sections. Return any extra wreaths to your Section Leaders, they will be given to Cemetery Staff for honoring new interments that take place after this event.

Please note, all volunteers will be required to wear a mask and physically distance from others. 

 Wreath Dedication Ceremony - THERE IS NO SATURDAY, 1200 NOON CEREMONY mandated by VA and WAA for the safety of all. Ceremony is VIRTUAL ONLY and livestream Facebook Friday afternoon with the laying of 7 Memorial Wreaths representing the US Army, US Marines, US Navy, US Air Force, US Coast Guard, US Merchant Marines and Prisoners of War or Missing in Action. It will be live streamed then posted on the Gerald B. H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery Facebook https://www.facebook.com/NatCemSaratoga/ Please like our Facebook page and be notified for Facebook live ceremony. Take part and honor our Veterans in the comfort of your home. Connect, anytime Friday, December 18th from late afternoon, on. Meet you on Facebook!

 Wreath Placement – This is an even year and anticipate placing on even-numbered graves in addition to those who place their family-sponsored wreaths. Section Leaders will provide complete instructions for wreath placement; no wreaths will be laid before designated section time. This is our time to Remember our fallen Veterans. Honor those who have served. Teach our children the value of freedom. Please, take a few moments to say your Veteran’s name out loud and thank them for their service before placing their wreath. Active Duty and Veterans can render a hand salute, all others may place their hand over their heart, thank you. 

Parking- Parking this year will be permitted at the section you volunteered for. To prevent congestion and provide space for incoming volunteers, please exit the cemetery as soon as wreaths in designated sections are placed to allow parking for the next shift of wreath laying. Cemetery roads are one-way, all parking is on the right, leaving the left-hand side open for departing vehicles. 

 Bathrooms- Main Public Bathroom is located at the Public Information Center. Porta Potties will be positioned around the Cemetery.
 
Safety- The Public Information Center is our Command Center. Safety concerns can be directed there, or you can contact Section Leaders who will assist. Remember to dress for cold with hat, gloves and boots. There will be no food or beverages provided this year.
Wreath Retirement/end of season – Saturday, March 6, 2021/ 8:00 AM start. Bring broomstick. As always be safe, courteous and kind. And as always, our Veterans and their families, thank you!

Time: 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
 Team Alpha / Color Blue
 Sections- 21, Columbarium Walls 1-24, Garden Niche 

 Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 

Team Bravo / Color Red 

Sections - 9, 12, 14, 18, 20, MA, Columbarium A, Columbarium B 

 Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
 Team Charlie / Color Green
 Sections - 6, 7, 8 
 
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
 Team Delta / Color Yellow 
 Sections - 1, 2, 3 
 

Local Groups Supporting Us

Patriot Guard Riders of Eastern NY (NY0057)

Welcome to Patriot Guard Riders of Eastern NY (NY0057)! Our location fundraising group is proud to support Gerald B. Solomon Saratoga 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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Earl J Manning American Legion Post 490 (NY0100)

Welcome to Earl J Manning American Legion Post 490 (NY0100)! Our location fundraising group is proud to support Gerald B. Solomon Saratoga 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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